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21 Real-World Effects Of The Government Shutdown

The government shut down on Tuesday, meaning that over 2 million federal workers won't get their paychecks. Here are 21 national monuments, memorials, and programs that have closed.

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4. Vietnam Veterans Memorial to close later today.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also still open, but will close later today

Zeke Miller

@ZekeJMiller

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also still open, but will close later today

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If there's a lapse in gov't. funding, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed beginning 10/1 & all tours will be suspended. #DC #DCist

U.S. Capitol

@visitthecapitol

If there's a lapse in gov't. funding, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed beginning 10/1 & all tours will be suspended. #DC #DCist

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7. The Clinton Center

Gov't shutdown means Clinton Center closure; some visitors surprised Tuesday: http://t.co/QmoYJKfDHT #ArkDG #ARnews

Gavin Lesnick

@glesnick

Gov't shutdown means Clinton Center closure; some visitors surprised Tuesday: http://t.co/QmoYJKfDHT #ArkDG #ARnews

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8. All National Parks

Because of the federal gov’t shutdown this National Park Service Twitter feed is inactive. We’ll start tweeting again when we get back

NationalParkService

@NatlParkService

Because of the federal gov’t shutdown this National Park Service Twitter feed is inactive. We’ll start tweeting again when we get back

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12. Nearly all NASA employees furloughed.

Due to the gov't shutdown, all public NASA activities/events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

NASA

@NASA

Due to the gov't shutdown, all public NASA activities/events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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13. If the shutdown lasts longer than two weeks, millions of veterans will not receive benefits.

VA funding for claims processing and payments would run out late October under shutdown. http://t.co/bcgAHMsOwM

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

VA funding for claims processing and payments would run out late October under shutdown. http://t.co/bcgAHMsOwM

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14. The Smithsonian museums...

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17. The Army's accounts are closed.

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government #shutdown. http://t.co/U9ENZtwqt4

U.S. Army

@USArmy

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government #shutdown. http://t.co/U9ENZtwqt4

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18. So are the Department of Education's.

We’re sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We’ll be back as soon as possible!

US Dept of Education

@usedgov

We’re sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We’ll be back as soon as possible!

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19. The Centers for Disease Control is halting its annual flu program.

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We'll be back as soon as possible!

CDC Emergency

@CDCemergency

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We'll be back as soon as possible!

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21. Even the Senate Hair Care facilities have closed.

BuzzFeedBenny

@bennyjohnson

Senate Hair Care is SHUTDOWN!

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Contact Ali Vingiano at alison.vingiano@buzzfeed.com.

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