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Video Shows 18-Year-Old Ted Cruz Joking About World Domination

A video posted to YouTube Saturday shows an 18-year-old Ted Cruz sarcastically joking about world domination.

“Take over the world, world domination, you know, rule everything,” Cruz says when asked about his aspirations. "Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff." The footage was taken in 1988, according to the video's YouTube description, while Cruz was attending Second Baptist School in Houston.

east coast begins to dig out after blizzard 

The snowbound New York region emerged from its first blizzard of the season on Sunday with relatively little damage despite near-record accumulations, though the toll along the Eastern Seaboard as a whole was more sobering: 29 deaths related to the storm, thousands of homes without power and serious flooding in coastal areas.

The great dig-out began with officials in New York lifting a travel ban, and airlines and commuter railroads slowly resumed service. “We survived, and then some,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said on Sunday morning.

For officials, Sunday was a day to transition from blizzard mode to cleanup. For those with no official role to play, it was a day for sledding, snowboarding or snowshoeing — or lobbing snowballs and building snowmen. The bleak gray of Saturday — and the piercing wind that drove the snow — gave way to bright colors on Sunday, with a warm orange sun climbing across a brilliant azure sky.

Officials prepared for Monday and the start of the workweek, when a challenge would be moving commuters over rail lines stiff from the weekend’s assault of snow and punishing temperatures. New York City, where schools will be open, will face another challenge — picking up busloads of schoolchildren in streets with snowdrifts on every corner.

Super bowl set: peyton manning vs. cam newton

Peyton Manning isn't done just yet. Now, the 39-year-old quarterback has another chance to win an NFL championship.

With Manning's two touchdown passes to tight end Owen Daniels and a late escape by the Denver Broncos defense, the Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 20-18 in the AFC Championship Game Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, advancing to Super Bowl 50.

    "It's a great honor to be going back to the Super Bowl -- playing Super Bowl 50," Manning said. "I'm really looking forward to it. It's going to be a fun two weeks."

    The Broncos will face the Carolina Panthers, who beat the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 in the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Sunday.

    Super Bowl 50 is February 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

    "I keep saying it: We're not finished," Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said.

    Perhaps for emphasis, he repeated himself. "We're not finished."


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