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Paul Walker, Boston Bombing Among Top 2013 Google Searches

What did people search for in 2013? Google released its annual tally of the stories people around the world were most interested in.

In the U.S., Paul Walker, the Boston Marathon bombing and Nelson Mandela were the top trending searches. Globally, the death of the anti-apartheid leader came in first and the death of the Fast and Furious actor came in second. Via the Google Zeitgeist, here's the rest of the global top-10:

Here are the top searches in the United States:

If you're wondering, Google doesn't rank the previous two lists by sheer volume. Instead they represent "search topics with the largest increase in search volume since the previous period."

They do provide, a few measures based on volume. Here is, for example, the most searched people in the United States:

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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