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Patriots, Eagles to battle in Super Bowl 52

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Tom Brady did it again. (Image: Flickr)

Oops, Brady did it again. The legendary quarterback led the New England Patriots to another fourth-quarter comeback, breaking the hearts of the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars — and angering Patriots haters around the country — while extending his team's record number of Super Bowl appearances to 10.

Super Bowl 52 will be held on February 4th in Minneapolis and if the Pats manage to win, it will be the sixth title for Brady and coach Bill Belichick, surely locking down their place as the greatest coach-quarterback pairing in NFL history.

Speaking of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Vikings missed out on a chance to become the first team to ever play the Super Bowl in their home stadium, getting hammered 38-7 by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game. The Eagles have opened as five point underdogs in the Super Bowl.

Now we can all settle back for two weeks and think about either a) new Super Bowl commercials or b) how much you hate Tom Brady.
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Women’s Marches focus on voter turnout

Dozens of Women’s Marches took place across the country this weekend, with the marquee event taking place in Las Vegas. Attendees there called for women’s equality while urging people to vote, particularly in the upcoming midterm elections.

CNN reports, “The Las Vegas rally -- expected to be the largest on Sunday -- was the official
anniversary rally of last year's Women's March in Washington, and was largely focused on using activism to generate concrete action at the ballot box.”

Sunday’s marches occurred exactly a year after hundreds of thousands of women took to the street in Washington, D.C. to protest Donald Trump, whose administration many felt would threaten women’s rights.

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Serial stowaway caught in the act again

Alleged "serial stowaway," Marilyn Hartman, 66, was detained at London’s Heathrow Airport last week, having snuck onto an international flight from Chicago.

Without a boarding pass, Hartman apparently circumvented the TSA's security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport and managed to sneak aboard the London flight. When detained for a similar offense in 2015, Hartman suggested to reporters that she may have already stowed away on around eight flights.

Prior to this most recent incident, Hartman was spending a year-long probation in a mental health facility for a previous stowaway attempt in 2016.

'Step Sisters' is a hit... and a miss

CMN's Laura Eley spent some time with Netflix's original movie Step Sisters over the weekend and she gives us the lowdown on whether it's worth your time.

She writes, "The movie will make you smile and even laugh at times, but if you’re familiar with HBCU and black greek culture you’ll also wonder how writer Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) could write and release something so ill-informed."

Read Laura's full review right here.

Last But Not Least: Tide Pods are not food

Doing the "Tide Pod Challenge" is an incredibly stupid idea. A Utah State University student found out the hard way and was taken to a hospital on Saturday after swallowing a Tide Pod.

U.S. health officials had released warnings against the danger of swallowing the laundry detergent pods days earlier. The trend — which led to the “Tide Pod Challenge” — has gained traction in recent weeks, fueled by rumor and social media.

Get more on this story in CMN's report.
Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko, Natalie Riopelle and the CMN Staff. Whatever you do, please don't swallow any laundry detergent, OK?
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