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  • Super Bowl XLVII Live: Score, Commercials and More

    11:11 p.m. ET: Well, that's it for the live blog. The game is over, but there's still a lot for football fans to talk about - lots of missed chances, maybe or maybe not blown calls or no-calls, and, in the end, an epic win for the Baltimore Ravens.

    11:06 p.m. ET: First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her congratulations to the Ravens: "Great game! Congrats to the @Ravens. See you at the White House! -mo"

    11:01 p.m. ET: MVP Joe Flacco says this game is emblematic of the city of Baltimore, before handing the Lombardi trophy to Ray Lewis, who says, "when God is for you, who can be against you?"

    RELATED: Almighty Referee, God on Side Lines at the Big Game

    11:00 p.m. ET: John Harbaugh says facing his brother in this game was the hardest thing he's ever done. He says he told him he loved him when they met on the field after the game, and Jim congratulated him.

    10:58 p.m. ET: The Ravens made the playoffs for the last

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  • Man Tasered at Buckingham Palace

    British Police arrested a man outside Buckingham Palace after he was holding a knife to his throat Sunday.

    The incident occurred right before noon.

    Authorities said the man had two knives. When the man was challenged by police, he acted aggressively and a "taser was discharged."

    The man's identity has not been released.

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were not at the palace at the time of the incident.

  • Super Bowl Party Survival Facts

    ABC News' John Muller reports:

    Strap on your helmet and listen up. If you want to impress your fellow Super Bowl party goers, study up on their five fun facts.

    When someone shouts out how lightning fast San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is, chime in with this one "a heck of a lot faster than his pet tortoise."

    Full Coverage: Super Bowl 2013

    Super Bowl Party Survival Fact 1:

    Kaepernick has a pet tortoise named Sammy who could live 150 years, meaning Sammy might be the only one around to watch Super Bowl 200!

    PHOTOS: San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders

    And look out for Baltimore defensive great Ray Lewis' last squirrel dance.

    Jump on the chance to say, "I guess he'll be ready to get a rocking chair next to retired Olympian Michael Phelps."

    Super Bowl Party Survival Fact 2:

    Lewis and Phelps are good friends. In fact, Phelps gave Lewis some of the credit for

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  • Cutest act of revenge ever: Over 1,000 ducklings released into boss’s apartment [PHOTOS]
    Cutest act of revenge ever: Over 1,000 ducklings released into boss’s apartment [PHOTOS]

    Get ready to say, “Awww!” Shanghaist brings us this bit of adorableness and reports that a man named Xiang unleashed 1,130 ducklings on his boss’s apartment in an act of revenge.

  • Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher
    Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

    The Nevada rancher’s escalating standoff with the feds raises a worrisome question: Can Americans’ relationship with their government—and each other—be saved?

  • Iran slams U.S. justice verdict on Manhattan skyscraper

    Iran on Saturday criticized a U.S. government move to seize a Manhattan skyscraper owned largely by a foundation that promotes its language and Islamic culture, saying this violated the right to religious freedom in the United States. According to a court document filed in New York on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed to distribute proceeds from the sale of the Fifth Avenue high-rise to families affected by alleged Iranian-aided attacks, including the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. The settlement marks the latest turn in a long-running battle over the 36-storey building owned chiefly by Alavi Foundation, a non-profit Persian and Islamic cultural center. Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said the decision "lacks legal justification and negates America's commitment to protecting its citizens' religious freedom." "Confiscation of the properties of an independent charity organization raises doubt about the credibility of U.S. justice," she was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

  • Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
    Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

    By David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan.

  • Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church
    Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

  • Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints
    Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

  • 5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'
    5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'

    A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth. The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of its star. Only about 10 percent larger than Earth, Kepler-186f is the closest planet to Earth in size ever found in the habitable zone of its star. What else do you need to know about the new alien planet discovery?

  • MH370 search at 'critical juncture'
    MH370 search at 'critical juncture'

    The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing. "The search for today and tomorrow is at a very critical juncture. So I appeal for everybody around the world to pray and pray hard that we find something to work on," Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. Malaysia was already in discussions with private companies on the possible use of more deep-sea vessels if the mini-submarine currently searching the ocean floor fails to make a breakthrough, Hishammuddin added.

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