It’s that time of year when we reflect on the events of the past 12 months - and it's fair to say that 2017 has been particularly busy in the US. Following are what we consider to be the 10 biggest developments (several of which were stories originally broken by IAM), ranked in order of importance (you can see the 10 for 2016 here, for 2015 here and 2014 here). No doubt, you’ll disagree with some of what we've selected. If you do, we'd love to know why and what you think should be included instead.

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