Monday, December 11, 2006

Thought the 2006 elections were over?

The Associated Press again sent editors and broadcast executives a ballot with this simple instruction: Pick the top stories of 2006.

Easier said than done.

Sure, the war in Iraq is an obvious pick for No. 1 on the list. After all, this war affects the world on many fronts - U.S. politics, international relations, social issues, and more.

But what about the No. 2 story of the year? Or No. 3 or No. 10?

Is a top story defined by its impact on people (war and natural disasters, for example) or by the interest it generates (the flash of notoriety for John Mark Karr, who falsely claimed he killed JonBenet Ramsey)?

Want to play along at home? We listed a handful of Top Story nominees (trimmed from The AP's original list of about 30) on the TH Web site.

Enter your selections by Monday, Dec. 18.

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