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That Was A Great Blackout Last Night

The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
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Twitter Lit Up When Superdome Lost Power

Twitter was on fire during the Super Bowl, but the twitterverse really lit up when the lights went out at the Superdome. Someone created a Twitter account named "SuperBowlLights." Many people tweeted Beyonce must have caused the failure with her electric half-time show.
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Hostage Situation Weighs On Midland City, Alabama

It's been almost a week since the first reports that a man had shot and killed a school bus driver, snatched a five-year-old boy off the bus and is holding him hostage in an underground bunker. Grief and the slow pace of negotiations with the suspect have frayed nerves in the close-knit, rural community.
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'Odd Fellows' Work Together On Overhauling Immigration

Two people, who are not normally allies, are working together to support changes to immigration laws. Renee Montagne talks to Eliseo Medina, who is with the Service Employees International Union, and Randel Johnson, who is with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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U.S., E.U Bilateral Trade Deal 'Is Within Our Reach'

With both sides of the Atlantic suffering economic woes, there is renewed interest in a free-trade zone between the U.S. and the European Union. The idea has been discussed often but has always been defeated. Vice President Joe Biden has signaled Washington wants a deal with the E.U.
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SodaStream Criticized For West Bank Plant

SodaStream is the first Israeli company to advertise in the Super Bowl. The company has dodged controversy in efforts to break open the soft drink market. Its plant in the West Bank has made it a target for an international boycott movement.

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