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Beyoncé, Sofia Vergara among ‘most powerful women’

Beyoncé, Sofia Vergara among ‘most powerful women’

NO. 17: Beyoncé is in the top 20 most powerful women in the world, according to "Forbes." Photo: Associated Press

Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie and Sofia Vergara have landed on Forbes’ The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women of 2014 list.

The “Drunk In Love” hitmaker is among the only celebrities in the top 20 – at 17.

The newly-single Colombian actress Vergara comes in at 32, and Jolie just makes the top 50 at 50.

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Lady Gaga, TV host Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Shakira were also included on the list, which is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

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