Good morning, Philly. Today we continue our coverage of the Eagles ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, but we've also got an eye on a scandal potentially brewing on Two Street and a strange twist in Meek Mill's case. Let's dig in, shall we?

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Doug Pederson, shown here with confetti raining down shortly after winning the NFC Championship, is the third coach to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl. Will he be the first to win?
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Doug Pederson, shown here with confetti raining down shortly after winning the NFC Championship, is the third coach to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl. Will he be the first to win?

Just a few more days, friends. Tomorrow we'll explore everything you need to know to plan a party, or find one around town. Today we're zeroing in on the competition.

Birds and fans prepare for a fight

Behind enemy lines

Last night President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. His immigration plan was booed by Democrats, he urged lawmakers to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, and he pushed for national paid family leave. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D., Mass.), the great-nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, delivered the Democrats' rebuttal.

Skipped the speech? Take a look back with this play-by-play, complete with fact-checking and initial reactions from the media. In response, columnist Will Bunch writes that the speech ignored many of the nation's real issues.

Meek Mill's strange affair with Philadelphia court continues. A court clerk was fired Tuesday after admitting she asked the rapper to help pay her son's college tuition. The clerk has denied that Judge Genece Brinkley, who Mill's team has continually accused of ethical misconduct, was aware of her plea.

Though bound not to speak publicly on the case, Brinkley recently released a transcript that addresses some of the allegations Mill's team has made.

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January 31, 2018
"Black and brown communities that are trapped beneath the weight of poverty and have never experienced the compassion suddenly heaped upon young, white addicts who come here from other places."
— Columnist Solomon Jones asks, where were safe spaces like safe-injection sites when black and brown people were addicted to crack?

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