Patriots Complete Biggest Comeback In Super Bowl History, Win Fifth Title:
For the first time, a Super Bowl needed overtime, and for the fifth time, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions.
This time, it took the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to do it, rallying from a 25-point deficit and defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 at NRG Stadium in Houston in Super Bowl LI.
Tom Brady became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl titles. He was named Super Bowl MVP for the fourth time, the most all time.
“It was a hell of a football game,” Brady said.
Pence: Trump Administration ‘Watching’ Russia:
Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration is “watching” Russia and “very troubled” by its violation of a ceasefire in Ukraine last week.
It was the latest of a series of mixed messages from the White House on Russia to come in a series of days.
President Donald Trump equated American actions with the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.
When O’Reilly noted Putin is “a killer,” Trump said: “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”
Trump’s defense of Russia came just days after his United Nations ambassador lashed out at Moscow.
Lady Gaga Brings Message Of Inclusion To Super Bowl Halftime — Oh, And Drones:
Lady Gaga’s powerful Super Bowl LI halftime performance didn’t have any of the overt political statements that some people were expecting, but it did have a message about inclusion.
The Grammy winner kicked off her fiery halftime show at the top of Houston’s NRG Stadium singing “God Bless America” before transitioning into “This Land Is Your Land.”
Then, before Gaga jumped from the roof, she concluded her emotional intro by quoting from the Pledge of Allegiance: “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” with a clear emphasis on the “for all” part.
From there, Gaga’s performance erupted into a medley of her greatest hits. From “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” to “Telephone” and “Bad Romance,” Gaga made sure to not disappoint her loyal fans –also known as her “little monsters.”
Teens Use E-Cigarettes For ‘Dripping,’ Study Says:
One in four teens who vape say they’ve used e-cigarettes for an alternative technique known as “dripping,” new research finds.
Dripping produces thicker clouds of vapor, gives a stronger sensation in the throat and makes flavors taste better, according to a study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
“This study is the first systematic evaluation of the use of dripping among teens,” said Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, lead author and a professor in the department of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Krishnan-Sarin and her colleagues surveyed teens from eight southeastern Connecticut high schools during spring 2015.
All Eyes On 9th Circuit Court of Appeals In Battle Over Trump’s Travel Ban:
President Donald Trump has only been in office for 17 days, but his Justice Department is already embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle over his executive order on immigration that could have monumental implications.
In the latest filings of the lawsuit that has temporarily upended Trump’s travel ban, the attorneys general for Washington and Minnesota say that the temporary restraining order should remain in place because the President had “unleashed chaos” by signing the order.
It’s a stunning escalation of an issue that has caused chaos in airports across the country, left those with valid visas and refugees seeking asylum in legal limbo and prompted the President himself — in the first major legal challenge of his presidency — to launch an attack on one judge who ruled against him.