Walter Thompson-Hernandez displays a photograph of his parents, Kerry Thompson and Ellie Hernandez. Thompson-Hernandez identifies as a "blaxican" — another term for Afro-Mexican, the identity soon to be included on the Mexican census for the first time. Walter Thompson-Hernandez hide caption

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Many consider Apple's 1984 Super Bowl ad, directed by Ridley Scott, one of the best Super Bowl ads ever. YouTube hide caption

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Super Bowl Ads Past And Present: How Do They Stack Up?

Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.

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Republican presidential candidates, from right, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., participate Jan. 28 in a GOP debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa has given him momentum and more backing from the same establishment Republicans that Bush and Kasich need for their campaigns to survive. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sales for the Keurig, an individual coffee brewer, are down about $60 million from last year. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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