1. Silence

    Government Shutdown Closes Library of Congress

    J. Scott Applewhite/AP

    Now that thesis is really never getting done. As part of the federal government shutdown, both the Library of Congress and the National Archives were closed down Tuesday, and will remain closed until further notice. The websites of both institutions have been shut down as well, and their social-media sites have stopped updating. All public events are canceled until the end of the shutdown. The National Endowment for the Arts website is operational, and you can search for old material, but it will not be updated or monitored.

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