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Patrick Mahomes delivers game-winning overtime drive to beat 49ers in thrilling Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ legend continues to grow, as his overtime drive led to a Super Bowl LVIII win over the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22, on Sunday night in Las Vegas. 

The Chiefs defended their Super Bowl title, winning back-to-back Vince Lombardi Trophies and collecting their third ring in the past five seasons. 

Mahomes found Mecole Hardman for a three-yard touchdown pass to win the game. 

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Brock Purdy and the 49ers’ offense got the ball first in overtime, and despite getting it all the way down to the Kansas City nine-yard line, rookie kicker Jake Moody kicked a field goal to make it a 22-19. 

But the Chiefs still had their chance to win the game with a touchdown, and Mahomes magic showed its face once more on the biggest stage. 

The 13-play drive saw Mahomes use his legs quite a bunch, including on fourth-and-1 when he had a designed run to keep the drive going. He also got the Chiefs into the red zone when he scrambled for 19 yards. Three plays later, Hardman was wide open to let the red and yellow confetti fall from the rafters. 

Mahomes finished the game with 333 yards on 34-for-46 through the air with two touchdowns and one interception, while rushing for a team-high 66 yards on nine carries. 

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Travis Kelce may have had just one catch for one yard in the first half, but he finished Mahomes’ top target with nine catches on 93 yards, while Hardman had 57 yards on three catches, including a 52-yarder earlier in the game.  

This game wasn’t the offensive onslaught many thought it would be. 

The first series of the game might have been an omen for the 49ers, who started off hot with their first four plays to get into Chiefs’ territory. But Christian McCaffrey fumbled on the fifth snap of the game, as linebacker Leo Chenal got the ball out of his hand and Chiefs edge rusher George Karlaftis fell on it for the recovery. 

However, the Chiefs were stymied by the 49ers’ defense to start, punting the ball twice and Isiah Pacheco fumbling in the red zone to keep it 3-0. 

Moody had kicked a 55-yard field goal to get San Fran on the board first in this one, which was a Super Bowl record for the longest kick made in the game. 

Then, the first touchdown finally came for the 49ers, and who else but Christian McCaffrey having a 21-yard catch-and-run for the 10-0 lead. But it wasn’t Purdy throwing him the ball. 

Wide receiver Jauan Jennings had the game of his life despite the loss, and it started with throwing a pass across the field to McCaffrey on a trick play called by head coach Kyle Shanahan. 

The Chiefs ended up kicking a field goal to make it 10-3 at halftime, but the entire team knew something had to change. Kelce was even seen screaming at head coach Andy Reid following the Pacheco fumble, showing that frustrations were high on that sideline. 

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But the second half didn’t start well for the Chiefs, as Mahomes threw an interception intended for Kelce to continue their downward trend. The Chiefs’ defense, though, continued to keep them in the game, stopping Purdy’s attempts to sustain drives and score points. 

After Butker made it a 10-6 game, breaking Moody’s Super Bowl kick record with a 57-yarder, Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense caught a major break when a punt hit off the foot of Darrell Luter Jr. of the 49ers, and they quickly scooped it on the ground. It was another punt on a three-and-out, but momentum quickly shifted in favor of the Chiefs, who were still searching on its first touchdown of the game. 

Mahomes wasted no time getting it on the ensuing play, though, as wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was wide open in the end zone for the 16-yard catch to make it 13-10. 

Purdy and the 49ers’ offense didn’t back down once the Chiefs took the lead. They needed a response, and Shanahan called up the perfect plays, especially on fourth-and-3 when Purdy found George Kittle for his first catch of the game to keep the drive going in Kansas City territory. 

Two plays later, Purdy found Jennings for a receiving touchdown this time, a 10-yard catch where he fought to get into the end zone to retake the lead, 16-13. 

Both teams would start trading field goals as the clock got closer to overtime. Mahomes had a chance to win it in regulation, but couldn’t find Kelce on a fade with a few ticks left on the clock. 

However, when you give Mahomes multiple chances to go win the game, it usually has a successful result for the Chiefs. 

Looking more at the box score, Purdy had 255 yards on 23-of-38 through the air in his first Super Bowl with a touchdown and no interceptions. McCaffrey had 160 scrimmage yards, rushing for 80 on 22 carries and catching eight passes for 80 yards with his score. 

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It’s safe to say the Chiefs are officially a dynasty, and it happened in grand fashion in a thrilling Super Bowl. 

Female shooter dead after entering Joel Osteen’s church with a child and opening fire

Two people were injured and one suspect was killed during a shooting at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church on Sunday afternoon, Texas authorities say. 

During a press conference, police chief Troy Finner said that the shooting began at 1:53 p.m. It happened at around the time that the Spanish language church service was scheduled to start.

The suspect, who was a woman, entered the church with a long rifle. She was wearing a backpack and a trench coat, and was accompanied by a “small child, approximately 4 to 5 years old,” Finner said.

After she began shooting, off-duty officers at the scene “engaged” the woman and returned fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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Police said that two people were injured, including a 57-year-old man who was shot in the leg. The child that the shooter came with was also injured and remains in critical condition. 

Finner also disclosed that the suspect mentioned that she had a bomb.

“Once she went down, officers reported back to us that she threatened that she had a bomb,” the police chief explained. “So we searched her vehicle, our bomb squad, and also the backpack [she brought].”

“No explosives were found, but she was also spraying some type of substance on the ground.”

Police said the shooting appears to be isolated and they believe there is no further threat to the public.

During the press conference, senior pastor Joel Osteen thanked law enforcement and said that he was “devastated” by the shooting. 

“We don’t understand why all these things happened, but we know God’s in control,” Osteen said.

“We’re going to continue to to move forward. There are forces of evil, but the forces that are for us, the forces of God, are stronger than that,” he continued. “So we’re going to keep going strong and just, you know, doing what God’s called us to do, lift people up and give hope to the world again.”

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The death of the shooter was first announced by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez earlier that afternoon.

“Correction: shooter is down,” Gonzalez wrote on social media. “But it does not appear that@HCSOTexas deputies fired shots; other agencies fired.”

“We continue to assist in a methodical/thorough search of the complex.”

At around 2:10 p.m. CT, Gonzalez announced that there were “possible shots fired at/or around Lakewood Church.” Less than an hour later, Texas police confirmed that the scene was Lakewood Church.

Police later advised that anyone with missing family members should head to the “family reunification location” at Greenway Plaza’s Life Time Fitness gym.

Lakewood Church confirmed on X that there was a shooting and asked that users “please pray for Lakewood and our community.”

In a press release sent to local outlets, Governor Greg Abbott called the shooting “tragic.”

“Our hearts are with those impacted by today’s tragic shooting and the entire Lakewood Church community in Houston,” Abbott said. “Places of worship are sacred.”

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Fox News Digital reached out to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Houston Police Department for comment.

Fox News Digital’s Brooke Curto contributed to this report.

Super Bowl LVIII Black national anthem performance causes stir on social media

Andra Day performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black national anthem, ahead of Super Bowl LVIII and received a rousing ovation from the fans at Allegiant Stadium.

Day was tapped to sing the song last month as part of the NFL’s pregame festivities. Additionally, Reba McEntire sang the national anthem and Post Malone did “America the Beautiful.”

As Super Bowl Sunday arrived and Day sang, NFL fans on social media hurled criticism for the league having the Black national anthem performed. It started early in the day and continued.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., wrote on X about a conversation he had with his wife about why they weren’t going to watch the Super Bowl.

“They’re desecrating America’s National Anthem by playing something called the ‘Black National Anthem,’” he wrote.

Rep. Mike Loychik, a Republican lawmaker in the Ohio House of Representatives, criticized the NFL.

“There’s no such thing as a black national anthem,” he wrote on X. “We are all AMERICANS, united by our great and beautiful Star Spangled Banner. The Super Bowl is supposed to bring us together. “It’s a disgrace that the NFL decided to push the politics of racial division again.”

Conservative pundit CJ Pearson wrote on X: “Before tonight’s Super Bowl, as a young black man and proud American, let me make myself clear: There is only ONE national anthem. As there is only ONE United States of America. And it’s for EVERYONE – white, black, yellow, and even maroon. The Left’s agenda of division isn’t just needless; it’s exhausting.”

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“No such thing as a ‘Black National Anthem’ … The end,” politician Graham Allen wrote.

Day performed at the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective event in Los Angeles and at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala with Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Keyshia Cole and Frederic Yonnet.

“If I’m here, I’m of the mindset that I’m called to be here,” she told the Associated Press on Thursday. “It’s a huge moment. I don’t want to just do well, but I really want people to encounter the spirit.”

Day told “CBS Mornings” on Friday she was hit with nerves as she was rehearsing the song. She hoped the song would allow people to “share in a really, really beautiful, spiritual moment together.”

The NFL started to play the Black national anthem in the 2020 season following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. The incident started a wave of actions against racial injustice across the U.S.

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The NAACP began to promote “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as the Black national anthem in 1917.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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RFK Jr. PAC drops surprise campaign ad during Super Bowl LVIII

A super PAC aligned with independent presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. dropped a surprise commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday, eliciting mixed reactions from viewers. 

American Values 2024 ran the 30-second ad for $7 million. The clip is a throwback to an ad used by his uncle, former President John F. Kennedy, in the 1960 presidential campaign

The ad, replacing JFK’s face with that of RFK Jr., implores viewers to “Vote Independent.” 

“The panicked DC power brokers are working overtime to keep Kennedy off the ballot because they know he can and will end their culture of greed and corruption,” American Values 2024 co-founder Tony Lyons said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.  

“They offer us soaring inflation, forever wars, and chronic disease. RFK Jr. offers us real change along with freedom, trust and hope. Like his uncle and his father, Kennedy is a corruption fighter, and it’s no wonder the DNC is trying every old trick and inventing new tricks to stop him.  The public sees through it all and won’t stand for it.” 

Google Trends showed searches for RFK Jr. skyrocketing after the ad aired. 

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The ad elicited mixed reactions. One X user implored “Robert” not to “give us this during the halftime.” To which someone responded: “This commercial is better than the halftime performance.” 

Another X user wrote they were “struggling to process how this makes me feel in awe of who we used to be as a country and as a people, while also feeling sick at who we have become and how far we’ve strayed.” 

The ad comes after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday accused RFK Jr.’s presidential campaign of illegally coordinating with American Values 2024. 

The DNC filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), alleging that Kennedy’s campaign received $15 million worth of unlawful in-kind contributions from the super PAC to help him secure ballot access as an independent candidate in several states.

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign is flouting campaign finance law by outsourcing a critical campaign function —  the collection of signatures required to appear on the ballot – to an outside Super PAC that is funded by Donald Trump’s top donor this cycle. This scheme between American Values 2024 and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign requires significant — and plainly illegal — coordination, to the tune of a $15 million in-kind contribution” DNC senior adviser Mary Beth Cahill said in a statement. 

A Kennedy campaign spokesperson told Fox the allegations were a “nonissue being raised by a partisan political entity that seems to be increasingly concerned with its own candidate and viability.” 

Kennedy initially sought to challenge President Biden in the 2024 Democratic presidential primary, but the DNC said it would not hold primary debates and stood behind the incumbent president.

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He declared himself as an independent candidate in October and has seen support in polls from a sizable number of Democrats — and even some Republicans.

Fox News’ Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report.

Kelce melts down on Chiefs sideline during Super Bowl, nearly knocks coach off his feet

Travis Kelce had a quiet first half in Super Bowl LVIII. The nine-time Pro Bowl tight end had one catch for just one yard at the midway point of the second quarter.

Kelce appeared to take issue with being on the sideline after a key offensive play early in the second period. Patrick Mahomes found Mecole Hardman with just over 13 minutes remaining before the half.

Kelce was then pulled from the game on the next play, much to his displeasure. Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco fumbled on the next play, which seemed to trigger an emotional response from Kelce.

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He began screaming and eventually bumped into Andy Reid. The contact from Kelce caused the Chiefs head coach to stumble, but he was able to regain his balance and remain upright.

Kelce appeared to be demanding that Reid keep him in the game.

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CBS Sports sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson also reported that Kelce slammed his helmet out of frustration when he initially went to the Kansas City sideline.

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Chiefs reserve running back Jerick McKinnon intervened and pulled Kelce away.

Aside from the 52-yard pass from Mahomes to Hardman, the Chiefs offense largely struggled in the first half. Mahomes finished the first two quarters of play with 123 passing yards and took a pair of sacks.

The Chiefs entered the locker room trailing 10-3.

The Super Bowl meltdown was not the first time Kelce lost his cool this season. During a Christmas Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium, Kelce became visibly upset late in the second quarter and slammed his helmet down on the sideline.

Reid then spoke to Kelce. Mahomes also appeared to briefly chat with the star tight end. Someone on the Kansas City sideline grabbed Kelce’s helmet and attempted to give it back to him, but Reid pushed it away. The move by Reid signaled that the head coach was not ready to put Kelce back in the game at that moment.

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Kelce finished the December game with 44 receiving yards as the Chiefs went on to suffer a 20-14 loss to their division rivals. The 34-year-old appeared in 15 regular season games and finished the season with 984 receiving yards. 

It was the first time in seven seasons that Kelce failed to reach the 1,000 receiving mark.

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Usher strips down brings out Alicia Keys, Ludacris and more for wild halftime performance

Usher took the stage during the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show.

The singer performed hit after hit while dancing throughout it all. Known for his dancing talents as much as his vocal prowess, Usher began his performance during the Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers game in an all-white outfit with pants, a shirt and a jacket. 

He started with an early hit of his, “My Way,” and continued to cycle through other popular songs, only taking a break when he introduced guest Alicia Keys, who began her portion of the show by singing at a piano.

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It was after dancing with Keys and performing a bit of their song, “My Boo,” that he began taking off his clothes as he started to get visibly sweaty. 

Soon after that, he slipped backstage for a costume change. In the second half of the show, he wore a black and blue suit as he continued to sing songs released throughout his 30-year career.

Rappers Lil’ Jon and Ludacris, who collaborated with Usher on his 2004 track “Yeah!”, acted as guest performers, as did R&B singer and songwriter H.E.R.

Several dancers were there to complement the musical numbers. At another point during the show, pole dancers took the stage.

Usher, full name Usher Raymond IV, has been performing for most of his life. His debut album was released in 1994, when he was 16. The self-titled album did well, reaching the 25th spot on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts, but his second album, 1997’s “My Way,” was a breakout hit.

Going platinum seven times, this album has his first hits, “You Make Me Wanna…”, “My Way” and “Nice & Slow.” Since its release, Usher has been a fixture in the R&B scene, releasing well-known songs like “U Got It Bad” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.”

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Usher’s halftime show may not be the only memorable thing for him to happen during his stay in Las Vegas – according to People, he obtained a marriage license just days ago with girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea.

The couple has been together since 2019, and they share two children, daughter Sovereign Bo and son Sire Castrello.

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“Listen, when you find someone that you know is a great partner, of course it is an honor and a pleasure to be able to share life with someone who wants to share it with you and loves you, who you are,” Usher told People.

He explained, “We’ve obviously made a commitment to life for life together because of our children. It wouldn’t be odd for us to get married. We already did here. You know what I’m saying?”

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“And we’re going to be in each other’s lives until we die, obviously, because we have something to share. That’s beautiful. Our children. But not because of that. I really do feel like I have an amazing partner that I respect.”

One of the most recognizable faces in the Biden admin, John Kirby, promoted to new position

The White House’s top national security spokesperson, John Kirby, is being promoted to an expanded role that puts him in charge of coordinating communications across several agencies.

A U.S. official said Kirby’s new title will be White House national security advisor, elevating him from deputy assistant, up to assistant to the president.

In the new role, Kirby will direct a small team, separate from the National Security Council’s press office.

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He will also be in charge of coordinating communications for national security for several agencies.

Kirby’s frequent presence at the podium during White House press briefings with press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre ever since Hamas-led terrorists invaded Israel on Oct. 7 has made him one of the most visible faces of the Biden administration.

Despite the new role, he will continue to make appearances in the briefing room at times when national security is the dominant theme of the day, the official said.

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“Admiral Kirby’s decades of high level national security experience and his clear, strategic insights make him a deeply valued communicator and adviser on this team,” Anita Dunn, senior adviser to President Biden said. “President Biden is proud to have John leading national security message coordination across the administration as we continue to make a forceful case for our national security interests at home and in the world.”

The retired U.S. Navy admiral became the National Security Council’s coordinator for strategic communications in 2022, after being brought over from the Pentagon, where he served as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs starting in January 2021.

Kirby served in uniform for over 28 years before retiring in 2015 as a Rear Admiral in the Navy.

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After retiring, he served at the Department of State as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs from December 2015 to January 2017, as well as the State Department’s spokesperson from May 2015 to January 2017.

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce celebrate Chiefs’ Super Bowl win with a kiss

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce shared a kiss on the field after the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers in overtime.

Swift touched down in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon with actress Blake Lively and rapper Ice Spice ahead of Super Bowl LVIII and arrived at Allegiant Stadium for the big game.

There she was spotted entering the stadium before heading through the San Francisco 49ers side, where her suite is located. 

A photo shared on social media highlighted the singer carrying a football-shaped bag with the No. 87 on it, which is, of course, Travis Kelce’s number. 

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Swift, who finished her epic trek from the Tokyo Dome, is on hand to watch Chiefs tight end Kelce, whom she has been dating for several months.

She first appeared at a game during September, and the Super Bowl marks her 13th appearance at a game – 13 being a lucky number for Swift, as her fans well know.

Another lucky number nod came from Swift’s accessories, with her sporting a gold necklace with the number 87 pendant dangling from it. 

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Just before kick off, Swift was spotted talking with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell inside her star-studded suite. Her mom, Andrea Swift, was also seen in the clip, and her dad, Scott Swift, is reported to be in attendance as well.

During the first quarter, Swift had a huge reaction to a play as a shocked Lively looked on, and Kelce’s brother, Jason Kelce, and mom Donna Kelce cheered behind them.

Body language expert Blanca Cobb spoke with Fox News Digital about Swift’s reactions during the game.

In this first quarter moment, she noted, “What a shock! Taylor’s mouth dropped wide, her eyebrows arched, and she pulled her arms in front of her chest, showing she was surprised by what happened on the field. Look at Mama Kelce and Blake Lively with similar facial expressions of surprise. Your response can be visceral when you’re so engrossed in what you’re seeing.”

Swift was clearly enjoying the game during the second quarter, despite the lack of scoring from the Chiefs, at one point lifting her buddy, Lively, into the air during a play.

“Blake jumping into Taylor’s arms shows pure joy and excitement. When you’re happy, it’s a natural reaction to pull others up with you,” Cobb said of her body language.

Earlier in the game, Lively’s husband, Ryan Reynolds posted a photo of himself solo, watching the trailer for his new movie, “Deadpool & Wolverine,” which released a teaser trailer during the Super Bowl.

“Has everyone seen the #Deadpool trailer? Also has anyone seen my wife?” Reynolds quipped in the caption.

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The NFL also shared a post on X, formerly Twitter, of Swift chugging a drink with Ashley Avignone, a designer and close friend of Swift, during a break in play in the second quarter.

In Cobb’s opinion, “Taylor slammed a beer to calm her nerves possibly. It’s a high-stakes game, with her man vying for a third Super Bowl win.”

She added, “Also, it’s a way to have fun with a friend,” noting Avignone’s presence.

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Near the end of the second quarter, Swift was joined in the suite by her friend and “Snow on the Beach” collaborator, Lana Del Rey. They were spotted by photographers and game cameras as they neared halftime.

Swift and Kelce’s dad, Ed Kelce, also had a chance to met the legendary Sir Paul McCartney during a break in the game.

Early in the third quarter, Swift was singing along to the in-stadium music, which was playing “Viva Las Vegas” in honor of the first ever Super Bowl held in the city.

After two field goals, the Chiefs scored a touchdown, bringing them ahead in the final minutes of the third quarter, prompting a celebration from Swift.

She could be seen pulling Avignone, Lively and Ice Spice into a huddle, where they jumped up and down in celebration.

Early in the fourth quarter, before the Chiefs kicked another field goal and tied with the 49ers, Swift cheered big time for Kelce when he made a successful catch.

As the tied game got to the final two minutes, Swift was feeling the pressure. Cameras caught her biting her nails just before the two-minute warning.

Cobb noted of Swift’s body language, “Not only is she biting her fingernails, but she pulls in her right arm tight across her midsection, and her hand is fisted. Notice the tension around her eyes. When stressed, you tend to find a way to release the excess energy you feel. Nail-biting is one way to soothe your tension. Wrapping your arms close to your body is a way to protect yourself from feelings of vulnerability.”

In the final seconds of the game, before the teams ended up in overtime, Swift cheered a play by Kelce that saw him running with the ball for several yards, but not enough to break the tie.

With the game in overtime, tensions were high but following the Chiefs’ game-winning touchdown, Swift and her crew were jumping for joy in their suite.

“Let the celebration begin! Taylor’s big smile, getting physically closer to friends, and screaming in excitement are powerful emotional releases of the tension and stress built up during the game,” Cobb said of the giddy celebration.

In another photo, Swift and the suite can be seen all throwing their hands up in the “it’s good!” hand gesture during the Chief’s big win.

Swift joined Kelce on the field for the post-game celebration, where they shared a kiss after he serenaded the crowd with “Viva Las Vegas” and “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” by the Beastie Boys.

“This kiss shows that Travis and Taylor can’t get enough of each other. You can tell by Travis’s smushed nose. She brings him in for a tight embrace while their lips sweep together,” Cobb said of the sweet moment on the field. 

Cobb noted that as they hold each other, “Travis is taking her in with his eyes while Taylor is bringing him closer to her.”

“This hug is all about closeness and connection. The way that Travis is bringing Taylor towards him is as if he can’t get close enough to her. It doesn’t appear that he wants to let her go. Taylor’s handhold indicates that she’s not letting go.”

Swift and Kelce’s PDA was the culmination of a successful season for the team, a successful year for Swift, and marked the roughly eighth month mark in their relationship.

Swift performed in Japan on Saturday night before a flight across nine time zones and the international date line to reach the U.S. to cheer on Kelce.

“I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game? We would never be psychotic enough to hard launch a first date,” Swift said during her Time Person of the Year interview of her September attendance at a Chiefs game.

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After the big game on Sunday, Taylor will resume her international shows and head to Australia for a show in Melbourne on Feb. 16.

Health officials confirm the first human bubonic plague case is in the US

An Oregon resident has been infected with the state’s first case of bubonic plague since 2015, health officials said last week.

The resident was likely infected with plague by their symptomatic pet cat, Deschutes County Health Services said in a news release on Wednesday.

“All close contacts of the resident and their pet have been contacted and provided medication to prevent illness,” Dr. Richard Fawcett, the Deschutes County health officer, said in the release without identifying the infected resident.

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Officials said there was little risk to the community since the case was identified and treated in the earlier stages of the disease. No additional cases of plague have emerged during the communicable disease investigation. 

The bubonic plague can progress into the more severe and difficult to treat septicemic plague (bloodstream infection) and/or pneumonic plague (lung infection) if not diagnosed early.

The last case of human plague in Oregon was reported in 2015, according to Oregon Health Authority.

Humans typically begin to show symptoms of the plague within two to eight days of exposure. Symptoms can include a sudden onset of fever, nausea, weakness, chills, muscle aches and visibly swollen lymph nodes called buboes.  

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Humans can be infected through bites or contact with infected fleas or animals.

In Central Oregon, officials warned that the most common animals to carry bubonic plague are squirrels and chipmunks, though they noted that mice and other rodents can also carry the disease. 

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To prevent the spread of the plague, officials recommend that residents and pets avoid all contact with rodents and fleas, including sick, injured or dead rodents. 

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