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Posted: December 08, 2014

Ebola caregivers named Time Persons of the Year

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            Ebola caregivers named Time Persons of the Year
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 13: Health workers dress in protective clothing before taking the body of an Ebola victim from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center on October 13, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A planned strike at Ebola treatment centers was averted as most nurses and health care workers reported for work, many saying they could not in good conscience leave their patients unattended. Health workers have been asking for increased hazard pay. They are one of the most high-risk groups of Ebola infection, as nearly 100 of them have died in Liberia alone. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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The Ebola caregivers were named Time's Person of the Year Wednesday morning.

Earlier in the week, Time Magazine editor Nancy Gibbs announced the shortlist of people being considered for Time‘s Person of the Year 2014.

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Appearing on the “Today Show” Gibbs narrowed the list to these eight names:

• Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

• Taylor Swift, singer

• Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL

• Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

• The Ebola caregivers

• The Ferguson protestors

• Masoud Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan

• Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba Group

Previous winners of the title were Pope Francis in 2013 and Barack Obama in 2012.

Gibbs said Swift, the lone entertainer on the list, was deserving to be included for her impact as a businesswoman in 2014 for her decision to pull her music off of the streaming service Spotify.

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