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April 5, 2014
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American lawmakers are upset over Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to United Nations ambassador, NPR reports.

Aboutalebi, who was not directly involved in the 1979 hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, has nevertheless been quoted saying he acted as an interpreter for the student group. That role has led to backlash from those who spent 444 days in captivity. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. David Roeder told NPR he thinks that Iran is using the assignment as a taunt:

(Aboutalebi) was not one of those that held a gun to my head. He wasn't one of those who beat me and kicked me and that sort of thing. But he was there. And he was part of it. And you are a product of your past. I have a couple of little grandsons, and they are constantly testing me to see how much they can get away with. And I think that's exactly what the Iranians are doing to us. [NPR]

Others believe the move was not a calculated affront but a "huge miscalculation" by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Whichever side is right, a phone call may not suffice in smoothing relations between two countries still struggling with a very tenuous peace.

Listen to the whole story at NPR. Sarah Eberspacher

9:32 p.m. ET

Beyonce dropped her new single "Formation" on Saturday, and fans were able to listen to it live for the first time during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The performance — complete with a Beyonce army and a uniform inspired by Michael Jackson's 1993 Super Bowl attire — then shifted gears, and Beyonce paired up with Bruno Mars for a mashup and dance off. Watch the performance below. Catherine Garcia

9:06 p.m. ET

For the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Coldplay called in a few friends to help rock Levi's Stadium. After playing a medley of hits, the band stepped aside to let Bruno Mars perform "Uptown Funk" and Beyonce and crew steal the show with "Formation." The show ended with everyone joining forces to sing together, fireworks, and a special message in the stands. Catherine Garcia

8:41 p.m. ET

Fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers went all out for Super Bowl 50, donning their wackiest wigs, outfits, and accessories for the big game (all in shades of orange and blue, of course), with some even going so far as shaving the number of their favorite player into their hair. Here's a look at some of the biggest fans at Levi's Stadium. Catherine Garcia

8:18 p.m. ET

Jordan Norwood of the Denver Broncos set a record on Sunday for the longest punt return in Super Bowl history.

Norwood caught the ball and sprinted for 61 yards before being ran down by Mario Addison on the Panthers' 14-yard-line, NBC Sports reports. The new record shatters the previous one made by John Taylor, 45 yards, during Super Bowl XXIII. Catherine Garcia

8:00 p.m. ET

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is known to celebrate first downs and touchdowns by "dabbing," but did you know it was actually Betty White who taught him everything he knows about the dance craze? Okay, that might not be entirely true, but White is certainly taking credit for it in a new CBS Sports video. Watch everyone's favorite golden girl show off her moves in the video below. Catherine Garcia

7:31 p.m. ET

Before Super Bowl 50 began, the MVPs from previous years were celebrated during a ceremony at Levi's Stadium.

Former football stars Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, and Ray Lewis were cheered, but one player wasn't shown the same respect — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who instead was booed by the crowd. Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia

6:50 p.m. ET

Super Bowl 50 started off with a bang, as Lady Gaga sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. In an earlier interview with the NFL Network, the pop star said performing at the Super Bowl was an "honor" and "a total dream come true." Catherine Garcia

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