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Pokemon & Powerball Among 2016's Top Google Searches

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - "Pokemon GO," the Olympics and the presidential election are among Google's top trending searches of 2016.

Powerball tops the list. The multi-state lottery handed out a record $1.6 billion prize in January and a $429 million payout in June. It was also the most-searched term in the Dallas area.

Also in the top 10 are musical icons David Bowie and Prince, who died in January and April, respectively, and Hurricane Matthew, which barreled through the Caribbean and made landfall in the U.S. in October. Top trending searches in the Dallas area also included the downtown police ambush.

Brad Pitt is Google's top trending actor searched in 2016. Prince Harry's girlfriend, Megan Markle, trended most among actresses. Top trending people in the DFW area included presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and NBA player Kevin Durant.

Beyonce topped musical searches. She was the most trending artist and her "Formation" was the top trending song in Google searches. In terms of movies, people across North Texas were most interested in "Suicide Squad" and "Finding Dory."

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