The CBN News Daily Rundown


Today, June 19th, marks the day African Americans were liberated from slavery. It's called "Juneteenth" and as our nation confronts race-relations, it's becoming a much more important holiday to recognize. Still, many Americans don't know much about it. Senior Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a historical look at the significance behind this day.


Time, frustration and now protests have all but derailed any COVID-19 related lockdowns still in place. With more people venturing out and more cities and states re-opening, are we experiencing a resurgence of the pandemic? CBN Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson breaks down the very latest on where America stands on battling Coronavirus.


Senate Republicans release their police reform bill today. Public protests and riots fueled by rage over police killings of black men are forcing Washington to take action. Tuesday, President Trump offered his own solutions. White House correspondent Ben Kennedy is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a look at what that executive order includes. 


You may have noticed there have been a lot of cancellations lately. LEGOS is canceling police and White House sets, A&E is canceling their hit TV series Live PD, HBO is canceling the movie Gone With the Wind, some cities are even canceling their real-life police departments. It's all part of something now known as "cancel culture." Faithwire managing editor Dan Andros has been following this trend. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


During the COVID shutdown, many people downloaded and binge-watched an eight-episode series called "The Chosen," about the life of Christ. Season one was funded entirely by private donations, and it's been a huge success. Reporter and Studio 5 host, Efrem Graham, got a behind the scenes look at the popular new show. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


As tensions continue to rise around the country, protests over the death of George Floyd have evolved into a conversation about abolishing police departments. Minneapolis city council recently voted on a measure to dismantle and abolish the police department and replace it with a model of community-led safety.

With so much going on it's hard to believe we're only five months away from a presidential election, especially because the election hasn't dominated the headlines as it normally would. But as the election closes in, Joe Biden and President Trump present two different approaches to dealing with not only the cries for police reform, rioting and protests over racial injustice--but also a pandemic. Chief political analyst David Brody is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown to discuss it.


In the wake of the George Floyd police involved killing there have been cries for justice.  For many that means seeing the officers involved prosecuted to the fullest extents of then law.  In terms of civil prosecution, thought, two words are emerging into the consciousness of our nation perhaps now more than ever:  qualified immunity.  Simply put it could serve as way for officers who have violated the law to escape accountability.  There is a movement afoot to change that. CBN News Anchor John Jessup is following this closely and breaks it all down in today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


America's get-tough-on-crime policies are packing prisons and jails to a near bursting point. Hundreds of thousands of regulations carry criminal penalties and it is causing the U.S. to be the world leader in its incarceration rate. 

But it's costing American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Senior Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon has been following how the current crises gripping our country point to the overcriminalization of America. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


Economists predicted a grim May jobs report, with millions of more jobs lost and an ever-growing unemployment rate. Instead, they got the opposite--unbelievable improvement. A day later news broke that there was a mistake with not only the May numbers, but April's as well. CBN News Financial editor Drew Parkhill says even with the errors, the data clearly shows an early rebound. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


Protestors continue to demonstrate in large groups over the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers. This comes as the US continues to battle COVID-19 and many health experts warn the protests could result in new outbreaks. Health correspondent Lorie Johnson has the latest information on not only the influence of protests on the spread of the virus but also what we can expect as temperatures heat up across the country and where we stand when it comes to developing a vaccine. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.