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Cause of Super Bowl power outage remains unclear

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Players huddle on the field Sunday during the power outage in the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.

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Who turned out the lights? The day after the 34-minute blackout at the Super Bowl, the exact cause -- and who's to blame -- were unclear, though a couple of potential culprits had been ruled out. It wasn't Beyonce's electrifying halftime performance, according to Doug Thornton, manager of the state-owned Superdome, since the singer had her own generator. And it apparently wasn't a case of too much demand for power.
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