We're going to need a few more dog masks, folks. A very happy Monday it is as the city celebrates the Eagles heading to the Super Bowl, underdogs once again. Philly will be a lot kinder today, if maybe a bit bleary-eyed. If you turned in after the buzzer, don't worry: plenty of your neighbors climbed greased light poles in your stead.

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Fans at Broad & Walnut celebrate the Eagles going to the Super Bowl.
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Fans at Broad & Walnut celebrate the Eagles going to the Super Bowl.

It wasn't a dream: the Eagles pummeled the Vikings 38-7 last night and the Philadelphia region erupted in celebration knowing the Birds are headed to the Super Bowl. They'll face Tom Brady's New England Patriots, in a repeat match up from the last time Philly made the big game in 2005.

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Lawmakers spent the weekend working toward a solution (and blaming their opponents) for the government shutdown that went into affect at midnight Friday. There's a vote on a short-term funding bill scheduled for noon today.

So, what does this mean for you? Well, immediately, not much  unless you work for the federal government, in which case you might start losing pay.

Most federal departments will be closed, but many government services haven't made clear how they'll be affected. One thing was certain this weekend: tourists were sad to find both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall were closed.

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"As we embrace the new year, let's take to heart these words from the Dalai Lama: 'Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.' Even the smallest acts of kindness can have a big impact on the lives of others."
— — Paula Moore, senior writer for the PETA Foundation, encourages us all to bring comfort to the lives of others, including animals.

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The Philadelphia School District is running out of plumbers. To plug the hiring hole, they've developed a new apprenticeship program to get vocational school graduates skilled trade jobs.