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  • Super Bowl Weekend: Tom Brady will make his ninth Super Bowl appearance on Sunday when the Patriots take on the Rams at 6:30 p.m ET. At 24 years old, Rams QB Jared Goff was in the second grade when Brady played in his first Super Bowl. AP.

  • **Romo-Stradamus:**Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo, now an on-air analyst for CBS who will be calling the game, is known for his seemingly psychic ability to predict plays before they happen. One of the most popular prop bets this year is how many plays ‘Romo-stradamus’ will correctly call. Sun-Times.

  • The Ads: Cardi B, Harrison Ford and Serena Williams will be among the celebs hawking everything from Pepsi to Amazon’s Alexa. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the Super Bowl commercials: Watch.

  • Weather Whiplash: Temperatures across the Midwest this morning are inching above zero for the first time in days and will increase dramatically across the country over the weekend as the polar vortex dissipates. The bitter cold snap is being blamed for at least 20 deaths. AP.

  • Hot Hot Hot: January was the hottest month on record for Australia, and at least five days in the month were among the 10 warmest on record. The heat led to the deaths of dozens of wild horses, the suspension of Australian Open matches and snakes seeking shelter in bathrooms of homes. BBC.

  • 2020: Sen. Cory Booker officially jumped into the presidential race with a video announcing his campaign: Watch.

  • Wall Talks: President Trump called the negotiations over the border wall a “waste of time” in an interview with The New York Times, and indicated he would declare a state of emergency in order to get the money. Nancy Pelosi said she is not willing to negotiate on the wall. There are just two weeks until another potential government shutdown. NY Times.

  • Fentanyl Bust: Border officials say they’ve made the largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history. A drug-sniffing dog led CBP officials to discover 254 pounds of the synthetic opioid in a truck coming across the border at a port of entry in Arizona. That’s double the previous record bust of 118 pounds, which was enough to kill 26 million people. NBC News.

  • Fake Accounts: Twitter and Facebook collaborated to take down hundreds of accounts with origins in Iran, Venezuela and Russia that spread misinformation on political issues in the Mideast and the U.S. midterms. Guardian.

  • Papa Jeter: Former Yankees captain Derek Jeter and his wife, Hannah, have a new baby girl. Story Grey Jeter joins 1-year-old sister Bella Raine. Jeter’s media platform, The Players’ Tribune announced the birth on Twitter. See Tweet.

  • Grande Tattoo Debacle: Ariana Grande’s ink problems continue. After a botched tattoo of Japanese characters translated to “small charcoal grill” rather than “7 Rings” as intended, the singer got it fixed. Problem is, with the placement of an added character, the fix roughly translates to “Japanese BBQ finger.” Buzzfeed.

  • Jay & Bey: Beyonce and Jay-Z are offering their fans a chance to win a lifetime’s worth of free tickets to their shows if they adopt a vegan diet for a month. The couple are supporting the Greenprint Project, which encourages people to reduce their carbon footprint by eating plant-based meals. Reuters.

  • Leftovers: Turns out your hair really can ‘stand on end.’ The polar vortex made for an interesting hairdo: An Iowa woman tweeted a video of her hair frozen, leaving it straight above her head. See it.

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