Here's your look at five stories to know about before the weekend:
1. Revel bankruptcy: Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has filed for bankruptcy for a second time. The $2.4 billion casino says it will close this summer if a buyer can't be found, and a motions hearing on the bankruptcy is scheduled for today.
2. Tobacco divestment: The trustees of the University of Pennsylvania will consider a proposal today to bar the university endowment from investing funds in tobacco products.
3. Pot penalties: Philadelphia's City Council has voted to significantly reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana by giving offenders a citation and $25 fine, but not arresting them. Bill sponsor Councilman James Kenney is planning to deliver a letter today to Mayor Nutter, urging him to make a decision quickly about whether to sign the measure.
4. Defrocking appeal: Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist pastor from southeastern Pennsylvania who was defrocked for officiating at his son's wedding to another man, is appealing the removal of his minister credentials before an appeals panel this morning.
5. Christie talks to faith group: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event today.