The third longest federal government shutdown in history ended Wednesday night after 16 days. And with its reopening, the government signed back on to the Internet.
Many government sites went offline at the advent of the shutdown. On Thursday, they came back — and most marked the occasion on Twitter:
…and we’re back.
— USGS (@USGS) October 17, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labour and all Federal government operations are now open!
— US Labour Department (@USDOL) October 17, 2013
Here’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan:
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) October 17, 2013
And NASA also posted a photo to Instagram. It’s from astronaut Mike Hopkins, who on Oct. 9 took a picture of the Northern Lights aboard the International Space Station
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