First Thing: Chiefs stun 49ers in overtime for second straight Super Bowl title

Mahomes leads winning touchdown drive in overtime in 25-22 NFL win. Plus: mummified monkeys

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The NFL is becoming an easy league to understand, even for those who struggle with its complex schemes and playbooks. All you really need to know is that Patrick Mahomes will, in all probability, be on the winning team.

Who performed the half-time show? It was Usher’s turn. The R&B star delivered a career-spanning performance, complete with shirtless crooning, high-energy dancing, and appearances from Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Lil Jon, and HER.

Did Taylor Swift make it to stadium in time? Yes. Swift, firmly in her Wag era, ended weeks of speculation over her Super Bowl attendance on Sunday night. She successfully managed to jet from a Tokyo arena show to Las Vegas to watch her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, play in the Super Bowl.

Who are the freed hostages? The hostages were named by the IDF on Telegram as Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Har, 70, both taken from the Nir Yitzhak kibbutz in the October 7 Hamas attacks.

What has the White House said about the strikes on Rafah? Joe Biden, yesterday told the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Israel should not launch a military operation in Rafah without a credible plan to ensure the safety of the roughly 1 million people sheltering there, the White House said.

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