The CBN News Daily Rundown


As high school graduation dates approach and students look ahead to what's next, college educators have good reason to expect significantly lower turnout this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a nightmare situation as higher ed tries to prepare for a school year filled with uncertainty. Reporter Heather Sells has been following this story. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


As protests continue across the country, the results from two autopsies find that George Floyd's death was a homicide, but they differ on the cause. The county medical examiner says he died from a heart attack complicated by being under restraint. Experts hired by the Floyd family say he died of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure." Terence Floyd visited the site of his brother's death, Monday, and called for peaceful protests and an end to violence. Reporter Charlene Aaron says that according to Floyd's friends that's exactly what he would have wanted. She recently spoke with several of them about who exactly "Big Floyd" was and she shares what they had to say on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


"Today, if anyone were to ask me, 'What's the community with which you most strongly identify?' Before I would say ‘Korean’ or ‘Black’ I would say ‘Christian’ because for me at the end of the day the identity I most want to be guiding my thoughts, to be guiding my actions, to be guiding how I treat other people is being a Christian, being a child of God," CBN News 700 Club anchor John Jessup said on today’s CBN News Daily Rundown. Listen in as John shares about growing up bi-racially, where he finds his identity and what’s needed from the Church when it comes to tackling racial issues.


Chief political analyst David Brody is back to talk about part two of an exclusive interview with Kayleigh McEnany, the new White House Press Secretary. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown, he talks more about McEnany's relationship with Jesus Christ and how she believes God has put her in her position for a specific purpose.


Protests eventually turned into riots as a Target super store was looted and burned in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was being detained for allegedly attempting to use a fake $20 bill at a convenient store. Even though video evidence obtained so far shows Floyd putting up very little to no resistance, several officers sat on top of Floyd and applied pressure until he passed out and eventually died. President Trump expedited an investigation and promised "justice will be served" in the horrific case. CBN Senior Correspondent Eric Philips has the details.


President Trump is vowing to take action against China over its latest move to tighten its grip on Hong Kong. The communist government plans to impose new security laws severely curtailing human rights and other personal freedoms of residents in Hong Kong. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed Congress today that Hong Kong can no longer be considered autonomous from China--making it impossible for Hong Kong to enjoy its status as a key financial hub. Senior international correspondent George Thomas has been following this story and breaks down the implications of China's decision on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


Joe Biden made headlines Friday, during a radio interview when he said that black voters who are still undecided on whether to vote for he or President Trump, "ain't black." He believes his campaign is doing enough to reach out to black voters and insists he's never taken the African American community for granted. However, CBN News correspondent Charlene Aaron found there's a growing number of African Americans asking the question: "What have the Democrats done for us lately?" And as a movement known as Blexit gains steam, analysts have predicted the potential for 2020 to be the year African Americans begin to move away from the Democratic party. Charlene explains on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is proving day after day that she is the girl for the job. She's holding the media accountable, defending the president, and ultimately answering to an audience of one. She sat down for an exclusive interview with chief political analyst David Brody and he's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with more on the Trump administration's top spokesperson. 


CBN Senior Reporter Dale Hurd breaks down House Bill 6666 and contact tracing. Will you be tracked by a 'Big Brother' app? Americans have expressed privacy concerns over Google and Apple's offer to help the government track coronavirus and where it's spreading, but are the concerns warranted? 


For many, this pandemic has blown plans right out of the water. One of the most devastating cancellations: weddings. CBN News reporter Charlene Aaron recently looked into creative ways couples are finding to tie the knot in this age of COVID.