The CBN News Daily Rundown


First responders face traumatic situations on a regular basis. The effects of that stress can lead to serious health problems. In the northeast, one family has provided several police departments with a special kind of therapy: comfort dogs. Reporter Caitlin Burke was able to see these dogs in action. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


Federal officials announced today that at least 530 people have become sick with vaping-related lung illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the cause of the hundreds of injuries and seven deaths that are linked to vaping, FDA officials announced they've been conducting a criminal investigation and both federal and local lawmakers are working to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Health reporter Lorie Johnson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with more on this public health crisis.


According to initial vote-counting out of Israel, the election was a tie. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the Blue and White party of Benny Gantz each won 32 Knesset seats in the elections. Right there in Tel Aviv watching it all happen were Chris Mitchell, Julie Stahl and John Waage from our Jerusalem bureau. They're on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


The death of Pastor Jarrid Wilson, last week, cast a spotlight on mental health issues within not only the Church, but among pastors. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown, Dan Andros, CBN contributor and managing editor of Faithwire shares his own personal experience with Wilson and issues a call for the Church to continue the conversation Wilson started.


Tensions are high in the Middle East after an attack over the weekend on Saudi Arabia's main oil refinery. CBN News Mid-East bureau chief Chris Mitchell was there as a part of a delegation of American evangelical Christians. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown talking about his visit, unprecedented access to the desert nation and the attack that could start a war in the Middle East.


The top 10 Democrats running to challenge President Trump in 2020 took the debate stage Thursday night, and today on the CBN News Daily Rundown we're doing a post-debate debrief. Listen in as Eric Phillips, David Brody, and Jennifer Wishon discuss the moments that stood out to them during the third Democrat debate. 


Lawmakers are back in Washington after a six-week recess and they’ve got a list of important issues on the agenda. Gun safety legislation is one of the top priorities. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson recently spoke with House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, who has a unique perspective on gun violence. Abigail talks about that interview and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


"President Trump is interested in making deals, not waging war," senior International correspondent Gary Lane said of John Bolton's exit from his post as National Security Advisor. Regardless of whether Bolton quit or was fired, he and the president fundamentally disagreed over foreign policy, especially when it came to Iran and North Korea. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown Lane explains why he expects Bolton's replacement to be more of what President Trump would consider "a team player." 


Congress held a hearing today over a major pro-life measure. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires health care providers to "exercise the same degree of care" to a baby should it survive an abortion, as they would any other baby born alive. Witnesses who testified included former abortion doctors, members of Priests for Life and pro-life activist Alveda King. Reporter Paul Strand attended the hearing and he's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


Almost exactly one year ago a police officer walked into a Dallas apartment and shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean. The officer thought she was shooting an intruder in her own apartment. Turns ous, she was the intruder.

"All these names who have become hashtags, sometimes they become hashtags and the story blows up, and there's no heart to it, there are just sides, there's my side and your side. I think when we get to the heart of the story and meet people surrounding the names behind the hashtags, we as the media can tell the story better," Reporter Amber Strong said of her recent trip to Dallas where she spoke with those who knew Botham Jean. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.