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US Web sites go idle amid government shutdown (pictures)

With Congress unable to work out a deal to keep America's doors open, sites for government agencies -- from parks to museums to the NSA -- sit idle. Here's a sampling.

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Library of Congress

With Congress unable to work out a deal to keep America's doors open, many government Web sites are either unavailable or sitting idle, awaiting funding.

For example, the Library of Congress archives, a treasure trove of information, photos, and historical documents recounting US history, are unavailable Tuesday.

Click on for a sampling of more government sites (and Twitter feeds) gone dark or in a suspended state.

Correction at 5:05 a.m. October 2: The final slide has been removed. The USAjobs.gov site is up and has not been affected by the federal shutdown.

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US Department of Education

Visitors to the US Department of Education Web site will see a disclaimer noting the site is at a standstill and will not be updated until further notice.
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FCC tweetless

The Federal Communications Commission Twitter account, @FCC, tweeted this message at 4:30 a.m. ET and has been silent since.
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National Park Service

Go to the National Park Service Web site, NPS.gov, and you're greeted with this message stating that all national parks are closed.
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Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Web site is still active, but a message posted at the top of the site advised that all Smithsonian museums are closed until further notice.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If the government shutdown is making you sick, don't go to the CDC site for help. It, too, is shut down.
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USA.gov

The USA.gov Web site, with the slogan "Government Made Easy," also bears a warning message that the site is operating in a suspended state.
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OPM.gov

The Office of Personnel Management redirects to its "Snow and Dismissal Procedures" page.
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Curiosity Rover

The Mars Curiosity Rover tweeted this message early Tuesday morning. Even millions of miles away, the government shutdown is having an impact.
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NASA TV

NASA TV was all set to broadcast its Asteroid-Capture Mission Workshop on Tuesday. Both the workshop and the television feed have been cancelled.
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Whitehouse.gov

This pop-up disclaimer greets visitors to Whitehouse.gov.
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NSA.gov

Yes, the NSA is probably still collecting your information in the background, even though the NSA.gov site is not being updated.

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