Happy Monday. The city's still in celebration mode after Saturday's big Birds win, but today is all about a different celebration: it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and much of the city will honor the day with community service. In other words, Philly may feel extra kind this morning.

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The CAPA Choir perform during the unveiling ceremony of nine student-designed sculptures depicting Dr. Martin Luther King at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts.
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The CAPA Choir perform during the unveiling ceremony of nine student-designed sculptures depicting Dr. Martin Luther King at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts.

It's MLK Day and many Philadelphians are spending the day volunteering across the city, but others are debating whether it's the right way to celebrate King's legacy. Volunteers are at odds with activists pushing for a day of protests and rallies over community service.

Most schools are closed today so students may participate in public service, but one Quakertown school has controversially canceled the holiday.

Philly is home to many community organizations ripe with volunteer opportunities. But as two millennial volunteers write, it's time for younger generations to step up and lend a hand alongside their senior neighbors.

It's been a rollercoaster weekend for the 22,024 "dreamers" in New Jersey and the 5,889 in Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, the federal government said it's once again accepting requests to renew deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

But then President Trump tweeted. On Sunday he wrote that "DACA is probably dead" as Republicans and Democrats struggle to reach a budget deal that would support DACA recipients. Despite the outburst, there's hope a deal can be reached before the looming government shutdown this week.

The city is still riding high from Saturday's Eagles win against the Falcons, getting them one step closer to the Super Bowl. Now we know they'll face Vikings on Sunday at 6:40 p.m.

In light of their success so far, columnist Mike Sielski says it's funny to look back now on how many ways the season could have gone off the rails. Reporter Jeff McLane writes that now we know quarterback Nick Foles can confidently get the job done.

Columnist Marcus Hayes even wrote Foles a letter from the fans with one important message: we're sorry for ever doubting you.

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January 15, 2018
Signe Wilkinson
January 15, 2018
"It's not that I think Dr. King does not deserve to have this national holiday. It's quite the opposite. It is America that does not deserve to celebrate Dr. King."
— Columnist Solomon Jones writes that America should keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s name out of its mouth this year.

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