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    'Delish' reports that the World Cheese Awards took place on Nov. 2. The competition was organized by The Guild of Fine Food. Over 4,000 cheeses were judged at what is often referred to as the "World Cup of Cheese".

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    Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries. In a letter sent Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee claims the Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has halted all gender-affirming surgeries due to a newly adopted policy. Their client, Chris Evans, had been scheduled for a surgery at MLH in less than a week. MLH is one of Tennessee’s largest providers of Tennessee’s Medicaid and uninsured patients. The ACLU says if the hospital does not respond by Friday, it will file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. A spokesperson for the hospital did not immediately return an email requesting comment.

    The lame-duck Congress has returned to Washington with a long health care to-do list and only a little time. Meanwhile, some of the states that have not yet expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act are rethinking those decisions. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Rachel Cohrs of Stat, and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these topics and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews KHN’s Fred Clasen-Kelly, who reported and wrote the latest KHN-NPR “Bill of the Month” feature, about a mysterious mishap during minor surgery.

    Stocks fell in uneven trading and bond yields pulled back after the government reported that a measure of inflation that’s closely watched by the Federal Reserve eased in October. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% Thursday. The benchmark index is coming off its second straight monthly gain. A day earlier, markets rallied after Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated the central bank could slow the pace of its interest rate increases. The Fed has been deliberately slowing the economy in order to tame stubbornly hot inflation. Salesforce slumped after its co-CEO said he would resign. That helped pull the Dow lower.

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