US SHUTDOWN: WHAT CLOSES, WHAT STAYS OPEN
The shutdown will affect non-essential services, with around 800,000 federal employees being furloughed or working without pay.
National parks and museums will be closed, and passport and visa applications will be delayed.
The military will continue to operate, but troops will not be paid until the shutdown ends.
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Social Security and Medicare will continue to function, but new applications may be delayed.
The postal service will continue to operate as usual.
The shutdown will not affect essential services such as air traffic control, law enforcement, and emergency medical services.
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