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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused routine and life-saving procedures for patients with cancer to be sidelined and delayed. Postponed chemotherapy is sometimes part of the hold-up, with clinics able to handle fewer patients safely each day. Harry Sieplinga/Getty Images hide caption

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For Cancer Patients, Anguish Grows Over Deferred Surgery As Risk Rises

With states starting to reopen, bans on "nonessential" surgeries are beginning to lift, too. But there's a huge backlog of cases that have only gotten more urgent and heartbreaking for many patients.

Dog Days Are Over [Yeasayer Remix] Florence + the Machine
Almost Home Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Millions of Uber drivers and other people who make a living from gig work are temporarily eligible for unemployment benefits. But the money has been slow to arrive. Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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'We Can't Take Your Call': Uber Drivers, Other Gig Workers Struggle For Unemployment

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Baltimore The Octopus Project
Esper Mitsume

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new criteria related to coronavirus hospitalizations and testing that could allow counties to open faster than the state during a news conference in Napa, Calif., on Monday. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Gov. Newsom: Federal Government Has Responsibility To Help States Recover

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Pomp and Circumstance Kevin and the Octaves
Departure IHF
Everybody's Jumpin' Dave Brubeck Quartet
This Is The End
Hail Bop Django Django
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Track Meetings Coconut Records & Woody Jackson
Barf Day Diet Cig

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused routine and life-saving procedures for patients with cancer to be sidelined and delayed. Postponed chemotherapy is sometimes part of the hold-up, with clinics able to handle fewer patients safely each day. Harry Sieplinga/Getty Images hide caption

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For Cancer Patients, Anguish Grows Over Deferred Surgery As Risk Rises

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Subtle Dreams The Tides
Over My Head Fleetwood Mac
Tone Spokes Blue Man Group

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska's chief medical officer shown here at a press conference in March, has gotten praise from residents for her approach to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Nathaniel Herz/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Chief Medical Officer's Handling Of Coronavirus Inspires Alaskans To #ThinkLikeZink

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Meru (feat. Koresma) Rohne
Human The Killers

Moses Sumney moved from LA to Asheville, N.C. ahead of writing his latest album, grae. "Lyrically and thematically, I was able to channel something bigger than me in a much clearer way," he says. Francis Kokoroko/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Moses Sumney Puts The Industry Behind Him And Explores The In-Between On 'Grae'

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Polly Moses Sumney
The Kids Don't Stand a Chance Vampire Weekend
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