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U.S. Government Shutdown: Who to Follow on Twitter

UPDATE: Just after 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the government shutdown became official, according to government officials and multiple news reports.

As Americans consider the ominous specter of a government shutdown, here, below, is a list of Twitter accounts that will keep you informed

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US shutdown could affect five EU states’ visa services

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The US government began a partial shutdown today (1 October), potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects. Consular services could also be affected, causing difficulties to nationals of five EU countries still subject to US visa requirements.

 

Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after lawmakers could not break a political stalemate that sparked new questions about the ability of a deeply divided Congress to perform its most basic functions.

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