Dec. 5, 2013
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The lesson of Detroit, the status of immigration reform, a live TV musical, home-video screening room

Today’s news and commentator Cal Thomas discusses the economic lessons of Detroit, plus: an update on the status of immigration reform, NBC to air a live version of a classic musical, reviewer Phil Boatwright recommends two Academy Award-winning film musicals, and more

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Estimated subsidies: The Obama administration will allow health insurance companies to estimate how much they should receive in federal subsidies for covering Obamacare enrollees. The move is the latest fix for the troubled healthcare.gov website.

Abortion and breast cancer: Dr. Joel Brind of City University of New York says his meta-study is conclusive. There is a link between abortion and breast cancer. 

Lawsuit: A Christian baker in Denver will learn this week whether he’ll be fined for declining to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Christmas decorations: In Florida, an atheist group is not suing to have a crèche removed from the state capitol. Instead, it has put up its own version nearby in the rotunda. 

Business/economy: U.S. stocks were mostly down on Wednesday and the decline came after a report had the U.S. services sector expanding less than expected.

Commentary: The lesson of Detroit

Commentator Cal Thomas discusses the economic lessons to be learned from Detroit.

The current status of immigration reform

TW&E’s senior correspondent Kent Covington talks with Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute for an update on immigration reform. 

A live TV musical for the first time in more than 50 years

NBC presents a live version of The Sound of Music this evening, starring singer Carrie Underwood. It is the first live TV musical produced since 1957.

Home-video screening room: Two Academy Award-winning film musicals

Reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. Watch clips from the 1965 film production of The Sound of Music and the 1964 film production of My Fair Lady.

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