In varying tones, federal agencies herald their return

With government funding restored—at least for now—agencies that had cut off communication for more than two weeks turned their streams back on.

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Sorry, but we won’t be tweeting/responding to replies during the government shutdown. Be back as soon as possible.

— NASA (@NASA) October 1, 2013

Those agencies are reopening their doors Thursday morning after President Obama signed a bill around midnight restoring their funding. The deal forged in the Senate restores funding to federal agencies only until mid-January, but some agencies’ tweets and website posts this morning have been downright jubilant.

Here’s NASA again:

We’re back and in the process of turning things back on! and #NASA TV will be up as soon as possible!

— NASA (@NASA) October 17, 2013

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