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The Post-it wall outside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office got so big she had to move it

The Post-it wall outside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office got so big she had to move itWe all know Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is working hard to make some serious changes in Congress, but in her down time she's making a few adjustments to her personal office decor.On Tuesday, the 29-year-old announced on Twitter that she was told to remove the encouraging Post-it notes supporters had been leaving on the wall outside her office. But before you get too upset, know that she simply moved the sweet notes inside, which means now she can stare at them while she works."RIP our Post-it wall :( We were told it had to be taken down…" Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. "So we moved it inside instead ."> RIP our post-it wall :( > > We were told it had to be taken down… > > So we moved it inside instead pic.twitter.com/qw3RMfPDeU> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 12, 2019SEE ALSO: The mighty power of the simple Post-It Note protestAfter sharing a photograph of the notes outside her office alongside another of the notes relocated inside her office, Ocasio-Cortez replied to an inquiry about the wall.When asked about the idea behind the Post-it note wall, the congresswoman said, "It just appeared one day.""Some mothers came by & left 2-3 encouraging notes on my plaque. We left them up, bc it was great to read those little encouraging words every morning," she went on. "Soon, more Post-its came. It became a little ritual for the public, so we left stacks out for people."> It just appeared one day. Some mothers came by & left 2-3 encouraging notes on my plaque. > > We left them up, bc it was great to read those little encouraging words every morning. > > Soon, more post-its came. It became a little ritual for the public, so we left stacks out for people. t.co/In2i93a9mL> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 12, 2019As mentioned in a previous article, Ocasio-Cortez received dozens of kind notes signed by people from states across the country, including California, Arizona, Georgia, West Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Louisiana, and more. The notes had short messages on them like, "America needs more of you! Keep killing it girl!" and  "I'm wearing my hoops today! 4U." Ocasio-Cortez expressed how grateful she was for the notes on several occasions.The notes will no longer be able to welcome Ocasio-Cortez into her office, but it's nice to know she'll still be able to glance at them from her desk every day. WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving Twitter classes to fellow Democrats



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FedEx worker found frozen to death outside Illinois facility

FedEx worker found frozen to death outside Illinois facilityAuthorities in Illinois say the bitter cold played a role in the death of a FedEx employee whose body was found on Thursday morning.



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Iowa student dies after being found unconscious outside in minus 51 degree wind chills

Iowa student dies after being found unconscious outside in minus 51 degree wind chillsAn 18-year-old University of Iowa student died after he was found unresponsive



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Iowa student dies after being found unconscious outside in minus 51 degree wind chills

Iowa student dies after being found unconscious outside in minus 51 degree wind chillsAn 18-year-old University of Iowa student died after he was found unresponsive



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Americans warned not to go outside as Polar vortex grips Midwest with record low temperatures

Americans warned not to go outside as Polar vortex grips Midwest with record low temperaturesTens of millions of people in the United States are bracing for a potentially life-threatening deep arctic chill forecast to hit swaths of the country on Wednesday. Companies have told their workers to stay home, schools are closed and hundreds of flights have been canceled. The US Postal Service – known for its commitment to bringing the mail whatever the weather – has even reportedly suspended deliveries in Iowa due to the severe cold. Temperatures in almost a dozen states stretching more than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) from the Dakotas to Ohio were forecast to be the coldest in a generation, if not on record. "One of the coldest arctic air mass intrusions in recent memory is surging south into the Upper Midwest before spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country," the National Weather Service said. The Chicago skyline is seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan Credit:  REUTERS "Expect frigid temperatures, bitterly cold and life-threatening wind chills, likely leading to widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley." The cause is a swirl of arctic air that broke away from the polar vortex that usually encircles the North Pole. The National Weather Service forecast temperatures between -10 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 to -40 Celsius) by Wednesday across the Midwest, with wind chills making it seem as cold as -65 degrees Fahrenheit in one area of Minnesota. Chicago, America's third largest city, was expected to be colder than parts of Antarctica. A pedestrian walks by the frozen Chicago River  Credit:  REUTERS Authorities in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin put emergency measures in place to handle the frigid weather. "We need everyone to do your part and make sure you and your families are prepared," said Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. Americans were asked to stay home if possible Wednesday, when temperatures are expected to be at their coldest. Scores of schools, businesses and government agencies announced closures in multiple states. "People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite in a matter of minutes," warned the NWS. Lawrence Gottlieb of the University of Chicago Medical Center said the threat was significant "when temps fall below zero, especially when there is a strong wind." Some 160 warming centers were opened in Chicago, where temperatures could potentially equal or exceed the all-time record of -27 degrees Fahrenheit. With the wind chill, it would feel like -40 or -50, officials said. "They are life-threatening conditions and temperatures," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told a news conference. In Minneapolis, officials allowed residents to stay on public buses and trains for warmth. The @NWSDesMoines regarding the upcoming cold in the Upper Midwst and Great Lakes: "This is the coldest air many of us will have ever experienced." t.co/OykrGHmgoU— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 27, 2019 In the northeastern and southern United States, snow was falling. A cold emergency was declared in the US capital Washington, with additional services put on for the homeless. In Atlanta, some 300 flights were canceled Tuesday as the city prepares for the Super Bowl and more than 400 were canceled in Chicago, a major regional hub for US airlines. In Canada, the icy temperatures – stretching from Manitoba in the western Prairies region to the Atlantic seaboard – prompted a rare "hazardous" cold warning from the government. Environment Canada reported record-breaking snowfall at the Ottawa airport, where some 50 flights were canceled, with an accumulation of nearly a meter (more than three feet). An additional 200 flights were canceled at Toronto's airport. Scientists say climate change is causing more extreme weather, and one theory for polar vortex chills is that arctic air currents usually trapped around the North Pole are weakened and dislodged by a warming climate. WC MN we’re dealing w/some limited visibility in the open areas. Remember to turn those headlights & taillights ON and #MoveOver for those on the shoulder. This area was I-94 about 10 miles east of Moorhead. Road info t.co/UtVIO3kuBrpic.twitter.com/yZG4NRC5Th— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) January 29, 2019 President Donald Trump used the occasion to again voice skepticism about climate change, tweeting: "What the hell is going on with Global Waming? (sic) Please come back fast, we need you!" But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which operates NWS, tweeted, "Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening," with a link to a 2015 explanatory article.



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'Minimize talking' outside: Polar vortex bears down on North as Deep South braces for snow

'Minimize talking' outside: Polar vortex bears down on North as Deep South braces for snowSnowstorms lash the Midwest and South as record-smashing cold from polar vortex drives a deep freeze across the US.



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Fight during funeral turns into fatal shooting outside Compton church, witness says

Fight during funeral turns into fatal shooting outside Compton church, witness saysA shooting erupted outside a Compton church on Friday afternoon, reportedly during a funeral.



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Ted Cruz: Americans outside D.C. don't care about Russia investigation

Ted Cruz: Americans outside D.C. don't care about Russia investigationSen. Ted Cruz said Americans do not care much about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe outside of Washington, D.C.



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9 of the Wildest Hotel Rooms in Africa Where Animals Are Right Outside Your Door

9 of the Wildest Hotel Rooms in Africa Where Animals Are Right Outside Your Door



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Fatal Shooting of 7-Year-Old Black Girl Outside Walmart Sparks Hate Crime Fears in Houston

Fatal Shooting of 7-Year-Old Black Girl Outside Walmart Sparks Hate Crime Fears in Houston'There exist no rationale for the attack other than hate,' her family's lawyer said



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