The Daily Populous

Thursday April 18th, 2019 night edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she's quit Facebook even though the social media site was an important tool for her 2018 campaign.

In an hour-long interview on Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery, the 29-year-old New York Democrat said social media poses a public health risk to everybody.

"I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook.

We still sort of have accounts on it," Ocasio-Cortez told hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman in the podcast published Monday.

The congresswoman said she's tried to establish social media rules for herself and set time limits on her Twitter and Instagram.

Ocasio-Cortez joined the podcast to talk about the 2020 presidential candidates, how her term is going, President Donald Trump, Game of Thrones and more.

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Notre-Dame fire: International call for architects to design new spire

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France is to invite architects from around the world to submit their designs for a new spire to sit atop a renovated Notre-Dame cathedral.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told reporters they hoped for "a new spire that is adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era".

They sounded at 16:50 GMT to mark the exact moment when the blaze started on Monday. »

NASA plans to send humans to an icy part of the moon for the first time

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NASA's ambitious plan to return astronauts to the moon within five years has a target: the lunar South Pole.

The Apollo missions of the '60s and '70s all landed around the moon's equator, but the pole has something very special those sites don't: ice, ice baby.

NASA kicked into high gear on a crewed moon mission following a push from the Trump administration earlier this year. »