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DOJ: No, The Amber Alert System Is Not Down

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The federal website, AmberAlert.gov, is temporarily down. But the system itself is still functioning. As the above statement makes clear, Amber alerts are issued by state and local authorities. Those haven't been affected by the shutdown.

UPDATE 10:51 a.m. ET

The federal Amber Alert website seems to be back up.