The CBN News Daily Rundown


President Trump says meat processing plants are "critical infrastructure" and under a new executive order they must remain open. But as the government works to keep facilities open and operating safely, millions of Americans can no longer afford to visit their local grocery stores. Reporter Charlene Aaron recently visited a Virginia food bank--she's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with what she found.


North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for weeks. This has caused increased speculation he's severely ill, in a coma, or even dead. CBN News senior international correspondent Gary Lane has been covering North Korea for decades. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown, he takes a look back at how North Korea has handled the health decline and even death for former leaders and what could be going on now. 


The USS Theodore Roosevelt remains docked in Guam. One sailor serving on the ship lost his life to COVID-19, some 800 others have tested positive. Military leaders are now rethinking the way in which ship Captain Brett Crozier responded to the crisis and was subsequently fired.

Today on the CBN News Daily Rundown, National Security Correspondent Eric Philips explains why Crozier may be reinstated and reports the latest about USNS Comfort, serving as a floating hospital off the coast of New York.


In the last decade, the number of mental health issues among adolescents and young adults has spiked. Social scientists who are investigating the trend are increasingly focused on the impact of technology; specifically smart-phones. Reporter Heather Sells has been looking into the latest research. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with more on what parents can do, especially during this pandemic when kids are more inclined than ever to be on their phones.


The coronavirus pandemic has exposed great skepticism about globalization and revealed growing nationalism around the world.

"Borders were God's idea and borders are back," says CBN News Senior Correspondent Dale Hurd on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.

"Of course, nationalism has been used for terrible things and we have no interests in that, but national identity and a sense of 'We are Poles, we are Belgians, we are Americans' that has certainly come back," he continues.

A look at globalization and where it's headed today on The Rundown.


COVID-19 has had a detrimental effect on almost every area of our society, including our military. The impact on infected troops and family members is only part of the story. National Security correspondent Eric Philips is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a look at what could happen if critical military research and development projects are put on hold while the US economy recovers from this pandemic.


At long last, Israel finally has a government. After three elections and more than a year of political bickering, last night Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former General Benny Gantz agreed to a unity government. CBN News Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell joins me now with the details. 


As the nationwide lockdown continues, there's one question on everyone's mind: "How much longer?" It's the same question King David asked 3,000 years ago, and one recorded in the Psalms. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown, a short meditation from Gordon Robertson on Psalm 13. 


Several potential treatments for COVID-19 show promising results as they progress through clinical trials. Health correspondent Lorie Johnson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with information on some of the medications doctors are most excited about and update on the status of a potential vaccine. 


President Trump is suspending funding to the World Health Organization. The US has contributed more than $900 million to the WHO in the past two years but Trump says the organization has favored China in the COVID-19 pandemic and failed its most basic duties. Senior international correspondent Gary Lane saw the WHO in action during the SARS outbreak. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown he explains that while the organization does a lot of good, they've also become very political.