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'The Surgery to Remove the Lung Cancer Is On Hold.' The Shutdown Is Forcing Workers to Delay Vital Medical Care

'The Surgery to Remove the Lung Cancer Is On Hold.' The Shutdown Is Forcing Workers to Delay Vital Medical CareWorkers affected by the government shutdown are quickly joining the ranks of Americans for whom healthcare is a significant financial burden



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Fierce clashes in Hodeidah lead to delay of ceasefire

Fierce clashes in Hodeidah lead to delay of ceasefireFierce clashes broke out in Yemen’s crucial port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leading UN and Yemeni officials to delay the "official" start of the hard-fought ceasefire agreed last week. Residents reported skirmishes on the outskirts of town with missiles and automatic gunfire heard near the city's eastern 7th July suburb.  Unconfirmed television reports said that the Saudi-led coalition had launched two airstrikes on Ras Isa, a port north of Hodeidah. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels agreed to a UN-brokered truce in Hodeidah with the Saudi-led coalition that backs the official government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  UN officials said it was necessary to delay the implementation of the ceasefire until December 18th to convey orders to troops on the ground.  On Sunday afternoon, UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths issued a plea to both to “respect their obligations as per the text and the spirit of the Stockholm Agreement” and “engage in the immediate representation of its provisions.” "Without peace, we will be facing in 2019 a much worse situation than today" as a result of food shortages, warned UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday. Hodeidah is almost completely controlled by the Houthis, and their withdrawal from key positions like the port is one of the central components of the UN-brokered deal reached last week in Sweden. By moving units away from the Red Sea port, international officials hope to get desperately needed food and aid into the country to ease Yemen’s festering humanitarian crisis. Under the deal, which could create the breathing space for meaningful peace talks, international monitors are to be deployed in Hodeidah to observe as all armed forces pull back completely within 21 days of the start of the ceasefire. Skirmishes and clashes like those seen in Hodeidah over the past two days are not in themselves a sign that the ceasefire is doomed, said independent Yemen analyst Hisham Al-Omeisy. “Even in previous ceasefires, there was a huge de-escalation infighting, but still sporadic fighting here and there, like we’ve seen over the past few days,” he told the Telegraph. He cited recent conversations with Houthi contacts where the atmosphere in Hodeidah was cited as “toxic” and characterised by a deep mistrust of the Saudi-led coalition. A rise in looting by Houthi forces, he said, showed "bad faith" ahead of the agreed withdrawal. 



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France To Delay Fuel Tax Increases: Reports

France To Delay Fuel Tax Increases: ReportsPARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is to announce a



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Republican Governors Call For Delay Of Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

Republican Governors Call For Delay Of Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation VoteThree Republican governors have called for the GOP-controlled Senate to slow



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Alan Dershowitz Urges Delay Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote For FBI Probe

Alan Dershowitz Urges Delay Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote For FBI ProbeHarvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Thursday urged the Senate Judiciary



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Alan Dershowitz Urges Delay Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote For FBI Probe

Alan Dershowitz Urges Delay Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote For FBI ProbeHarvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Thursday urged the Senate Judiciary



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American Bar Association: Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Until FBI Investigates

American Bar Association: Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Until FBI InvestigatesThe American Bar Association late Thursday called on the Senate Judiciary



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Democrats Demand GOP Follow 'McConnell Rule' And Delay Supreme Court Hearing

Democrats Demand GOP Follow 'McConnell Rule' And Delay Supreme Court HearingWASHINGTON ― Democrats on Wednesday urged Republicans to delay replacing



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Supreme Court Won't Let Pennsylvania GOP Delay Drawing New Congressional Map

Supreme Court Won't Let Pennsylvania GOP Delay Drawing New Congressional MapTop Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania suffered another defeat on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied their request to delay drawing a new congressional map ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.



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Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families 

Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25. And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s. Families have changed significantly since the 1970s Credit:  Fox Photos Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years. Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters “Age definitions are always arbitrary,” she said, but “our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted.” “The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays.” However other academics argued that just because young people were unmarried or still in education did not mean they were not fully functioning adults. But Dr Jan Macvarish, a parenting sociologist at the University of Kent, told the BBC: “There is nothing inevitably infantilising about spending your early 20s in higher education or experimenting in the world of work. “Society should maintain the highest possible expectations of the next generation.” Prof Sawyer also admits there could be downsides to he plan, particularly if youngsters were no longer seen as responsible or capable of full engagement in society until they were 24. "Such a view would risk disenfranchising adolescents and undermines their rights to fully participate in society," she added.



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