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In Wake of Government Shutdown, Only Some Web Sites Are Shuttered

Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 06:12 PM

The federal government is currently shut down, and so are the websites for many agencies — but not all of them. 

Go to NASA's and you'll see this message: "Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available." At the USDA site, it's the same story. But if you go to the homepage for The Peace Corps or the NSA, you can surf through the site — except there's a message that tells you there will be no updates.

WNYC's Eric Molinsky explains that each department must make their own staffing decisions about essential and non-essential workers. Those include decisions about maintenance and security. "So if it looks inconsistent, that's because it's inconsistent," he said.

To hear Host Amy Eddings' full interview with Eric Molinsky, click on the audio above.

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