Even a virtual cat has heard that there is a "partial shutdown" of the federal government. Prowling the web, as I am wont to do, I have discovered a wide range of different situations at federal government sites. The key here is to read the front page carefully and do not immediately click on familiar links. Some are entirely blacked-out, like the National Science Foundation site. Others are available but either not updated (Library of Congress) or only partially updated (FDsys) . Fyi, those who filed for an extension for filing taxes still must file by Oct. 15 - see IRS).
If you need information that is inaccessible, try one of my very favorite sites, the WayBack Machine. They have created a special page to give you access to prior versions of certain federal sites.
Stay tuned to this site for developments.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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