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>>> TONIGHT THE DANGEROUS HURRICANE

BEARING DOWN AS WE COME ON THE AIR. THE GULF COAST BRACING

FOR IMPACT FROM HURRICANE SALLY. THE CATEGORY 1 STORM

PACKING 80-MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS ALREADY BRINGING HEAVY

RAIN EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS, AS OFFICIALS WARN OF

HISTORIC, LIFE THREATENING FLOODING AL ROKER IS TIMING IT

OUT FOR US >>> ALSO THE RISING TOLL IN THE WESTERN

WILDFIRES. DOZENS DEAD, MANY MORE MISSING.

THE FIRST IMAGES INSIDE AN OREGON TOWN LEFT IN ASHES.

NOW THE TOXIC AIR REACHING ALL THE WAY TO THE EAST COAST.

>>> BREAKING NEWS, THE FEDERAL OFFICER SHOT OUTSIDE A COURTHOUSE

WHAT THE FBI JUST ANNOUNCED. >>> THE MULTIMILLION

DOLLAR SETTLEMENT WITH THE FAMILY OF BREONNA TAYLOR

MONTHS AFTER HER DEATH, THE MAJOR POLICE REFORMS THE

CITY HAS AGREED TO >>> THE FIRESTORM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, A TOP OFFICIAL APOLOGIZING

FOR A BIZARRE RANT AND NOW CALLS FOR THE HSS DIRECTOR TO RESIGN

AFTER ALLEGATIONS THE AGENCY INTERFERED WITH THE CDC'S COVID

REPORTS. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE

HAILING AN HISTORIC MIDDLE EAST DEAL >>> JOE BIDEN IN

BATTLEGROUND FLORIDA IS HIS SUPPORT THERE SLIPPING AMONG

LATINOS? >>> PLAN YOUR VOTE HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR

BALLOT IS COUNTED. >> THIS IS "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH

LESTER HOLT. >>> GOOD EVENING EVERYONE

SINCE WE WERE WITH YOU LAST NIGHT HURRICANE SALLY HAS PUT ON THE

BRAKES NOW SLOWLY CRAWLING TOWARD LANDFALL ALONG THE

FWU GULF COAST WITH ALABAMA LIKELY IN ITS

SIGHS. THE SLOW SPEED IS CAUSING DEEP WORRY

BECAUSE IT IS EXPECTED TO DUMP FEET OF WATER PRODUCING WHAT

FORECASTERS ARE CALLING HISTORIC, LIFE THREATENING FLOODING

TONIGHT TROPICAL WATCHES AND WARNINGS EXTEND FROM LOUISIANA

TO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. MORGAN CHESKY IS IN

THE STORM ZONE TONIGHT. >> Reporter: TONIGHT A

SLOW MOTION DISASTER HURRICANE SALLY SLOGGING TO THE GULF

COAST. ITS DRENCHING RAINS FLOODING PARTS OF

FLORIDA. PUTTING MISSISSIPPI ON HIGH ALERT

>> IF IT SHIFTS WEST WE'LL SEE A GOOD BIT OF IT.

>> Reporter: AND SHIFTING TO HIT ALABAMA HEAD ON WHERE

WATER IS ALREADY RISING >> WE STILL HOPE AND

PRAY SALLY WILL NOT BRING THAT TYPE OF PAIN AND HEARTACHE BUT

MY FELLOW ALABAMIANS, HURRICANE SALLY IS NOT TO BE TAKEN FOR

GRANTED. >> Reporter: A STORM SURGE WARNING NOW

STRETCHES FROM LOUISIANA ALL THE WAY TO THE FLORIDA

PANHANDLE. WHILE HURRICANES ARE RATED BY WIND SPEED

WATER IS THE BIGGEST THREAT ALMOST 90% OF

HURRICANE RELATED DEATHS IN THE U.S. ARE WATER RELATED FROM

SURGE, RIP CURRENTS, AND FLOODING SALLY PROMISING A LOT

OF WATER FORECAST IN SOME AREAS NOW CALLING FOR MORE

THAN 2 FEET OF RAIN. >> THIS STORM IS MOVING SLOWER THAN ANY

STORM I'VE EVER SEEN >> Reporter: CARLOS FINLEY WHO GREW UP IN

MOBILE IS ALREADY WATCHING WATER CREEP TOWARD HIS HOME.

>> THAT IS MY GREATEST CONCERN IS THAT IT IS GOING TO GET ONTOP O

US >> Reporter: THE COAST GUARD CREWS IN MOBILE

NOW OFF THE WATER UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

>> WE HAVE A LOT OF COASTAL FLOODING SO THAT IS GOING TO BE

VERY SIGNIFICANT, THE FLOODING PORTION OF THIS

>> Reporter: THAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN TONIGHT?

>> THAT IS MY BIGGEST CONCERN, SAFETY OF LIFE.

>> Reporter: TONIGHT AS SALLY CHURNS TOWARD US HERE IN MOBILE IT

IS MOVING SLOWER THAN I AM WALKING RIGHT NOW.

NOT EVEN 2 MILES AN HOUR IT IS THAT SLOW SPEED

COMBINED WITH TORRENTIAL RAIN THAT COULD LEAD TO

DEVASTATING FLOODING LESTER >> ALL RIGHT

MORGAN, THANKS LET'S GET RIGHT OVER TO AL ROKER WHO IS

TRACKING IT ALL. IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE IN FOR A LONG NIGHT

>> HEAVY RAIN BANDS AND STRONG WINDS ALREADY MAKING THEIR

WAY ONSHORE. A CATEGORY 1 STORM SALLY HAS

80-MILE-PER-HOUR WIND. CRAWLING NORTH AT 2 MILES PER HOUR

MAKES LANDFALL EARLY TOMORROW MORNING AND THEN CONTINUES THROUGH

THE SOUTHEAST BRINGING HEAVY RAIN ALONG WITH IT

WE DO HAVE THE STORM SURGE NOT AS BAD ORIGINALLY FEARED BUT,

STILL, ANYWHERE FROM 2 TO 6 FEET, WHICH CAN CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS

THE BIGGEST CONCERN, THE RAIN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

HISTORIC FLOODING FOR SOUTHERN ALABAMA, WESTERN FLORIDA.

SOME PLACES PICKING UP 30 INCHES OR MORE WITH MAJOR RIVER FLOODING

LOOK AT THIS FOUR STORMS STILL OUT IN THE ATLANTIC WITH

TEDDY POSSIBLY BECOMING A MAJOR STORM.

DETAILS TOMORROW MORNING ON "TODAY. LESTER

>> THANKS, AL. >>> IF ONLY SOME OF THAT RAIN COULD REACH

THE WEST COAST THE WILDFIRES THERE STILL RAGING IN

CALIFORNIA AND OREGON. IN THEIR WAKE, RESCUERS SEARCHING FOR

THE MISSING WITH A DEATH TOLL RISING. MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS IN

OREGON >> Reporter: EVEN THE FIRE RETARDANT DROPPED

ON THESE STREETS COULDN'T STOP THE FLAMES

TODAY AS CADAVER DOGS SCOURED MANGLED WRECKAGE, FIRST

RESPONDERS IN OREGON DEPLOYED THEIR MOBILE MORGUE FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN STATE HISTORY. THIS IS THE GRIM WORK TO FIND DOZENS WHO ARE

STILL MISSING. >> MY BROTHER HAD COME UP THERE TO TAKE CARE

OF MY MOM. >> Reporter: TRAVIS COOK LOST HIS MOTHER

AND BROTHER IN THE SAME FIRE. >> I STILL CANNOT

BELIEVE I WAKE UP IN THE MORNINGS AND IT IS JUST LIKE IS THIS

REALLY HAPPENING >> Reporter: WITH FIVE TOWNS OBLITERATED BY

FLAMES, WE DROVE INTO THE CENTER OF THE HEART BREAK IN

PHOENIX, OREGON. >> IT REALLY IS REMARKABLE HOW

UNRECOGNIZABLE ALL OF THESE BUILDINGS ARE. >> Reporter: THE

UNIMAGINABLE PATH OF DESTRUCTION STRETCHES FROM WASHINGTON STATE

TO CALIFORNIA IN BUTTE COUNTY WHERE THE DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN AGAIN

JILLIAN ROUSE AND HER FAMILY LOST THEIR HOME TO FIRE IN PARADISE

TWO YEARS AGO. AND NOW AGAIN LAST WEEK IN BERRY CREEK.

>> WE DID IT LAST TIME, SO WE'LL DO IT AGAIN.

YOU KNOW, EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING IT AGAIN WITH US.

SO IT'S HARD TO FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF. >> Reporter: THE

ECONOMIC LOSS FROM THE FIRE COULD REACH $150 BILLION.

THE SAME IMPACT AS A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE BUT WITH DOZENS DEAD,

THE NATURAL DISASTER IS CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL

CATASTROPHE. >>> IN PORTLAND NOW HOME TO THE WORLD'S

MOST DANGEROUS AIR, ALASKA AIRLINES FORCED TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND

FLIGHTS WITH THE HAZE SMOTHERING THE CITIES, DRIFTING AS FAR AS

WASHINGTON, D.C. TWO DISASTERS UNFOLDING AT THE SAME

TIME AS THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING CONTINUES. >> THIS IS WHAT SEARCH

TEAMS ARE UP AGAINST DEBRIS FIELDS THAT DON'T JUST STRETCH

BLOCKS BUT ENTIRE CITIES THE FAMILY THAT LIVES

IN THIS HOME MADE IT OUT ALIVE BUT MANY OF THEIR NEIGHBORS MAY

NOT HAVE BEEN SO LUCKY. JUST A HEART BREAKING

SCENE. LESTER >> MIGUEL, THANKS.

>>> A DEVELOPING STORY TONIGHT IN PHOENIX WHERE A SECURITY

OFFICER WAS SHOT AND WOUNDED OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE

OFFICIALS SAY THE COURT OFFICER WAS BEING TREATED IN THE

HOSPITAL FOR NONLIFE THREATENING INJURIES LATE TODAY THE FBI

SAID AN ARREST HAD BEEN MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE

SHOOTING >>> MORE THAN SIX MONTHS AFTER BREONNA

TAYLOR WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN HER APARTMENT BY POLICE IN

LOUISVILLE, THAT CITY TODAY ANNOUNCED A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR

SETTLEMENT WITH HER FAMILY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ

IS THERE >> Reporter: AFTER MONTHS OF NATIONWIDE

PROTESTS AND A NAME BECOMING A RALLYING CRY FOR SOCIAL

JUSTICE, TONIGHT BREONNA TAYLOR'S FAMILY HAS AGREED TO A

$12 MILLION CIVIL SETTLEMENT WITH THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE ONE

OF THE LARGEST PAYMENTS EVER FOLLOWING A POLICE

SHOOTING IN THE U.S. >> MY ADMINISTRATION IS NOT WAITING TO MOVE

AHEAD WITH NEEDED REFORMS TO PREVENT A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS FROM

EVER HAPPENING AGAIN. >> Reporter: THE SETTLEMENT DOES NOT

ADMIT ANY WRONGDOING BY THE POLICE BUT INCLUDES SEVERAL

REFORMS SUCH AS CHANGES TO THE APPROVAL PROCESS FOR

SEARCH WARRANTS, THE HIRING OF SOCIAL WORKERS TO GO OUT ON

MENTAL HEALTH CALLS, AND INCENTIVES FOR OFFICERS TO LIVE AND

VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY. THE SETTLEMENT COMES

MORE THAN SIX MONTHS AFTER A BOTCHED RAID AT TAYLOR'S APARTMENT.

POLICE WERE EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT LOOKING FOR DRUGS.

OFFICERS SAID THEY ANNOUNCED THEMSELVES BUT TAYLOR'S BOYFRIEND

WHO WAS ALSO INSIDE DISPUTES THAT. HE WOUNDED AN OFFICER

WHEN HE SAYS HE FIRED HIS LICENSED WEAPON FEARING AN INTRUDER.

POLICE RETURNED FIRE, KILLING TAYLOR HER FAMILY SAYS NO

DRUGS WERE FOUND IN THE APARTMENT. >> BREONNA TAYLOR WAS

IN HER APARTMENT WHO HAD EVERY RIGHT TO SLEEP IN PEACE AND NOT

HAVE THE POLICE EXECUTE A DANGEROUS, I BELIEVE

UN-CONSTITUTIONAL AND UNJUSTIFIABLE NO KNOCK WARRANT ON YET ANOTHER

BLACK CITIZEN IN AMERICA. >> Reporter: ONE OF

THE OFFICERS THERE THAT NIGHT WAS FIRED THE POLICE CHIEF WROTE

IN HIS TERMINATION LETTER THAT HE DISPLAYED EXTREME

INDIFFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE. THE OFFICER HAS NOT

COMMENTED. TWO OTHER OFFICERS ARE ON ADMINISTRATIVE

LEAVE. NONE OF THE OFFICERS HAS BEEN CRIMINALLY

CHARGED. WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HER

>> HER SMILE >> Reporter: TAMIKA PALMER IS TAYLOR'S

MOTHER HOW IMPORTANT ARE CHARGES FOR THESE

OFFICERS >> IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.

IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS AT ALL

I UNDERSTAND THEY'RE POLICE OFFICERS BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE YOU

ABOVE THE LAW. >> Reporter: SOURCES CLOSE TO THE MATTER

TELL NBC NEWS THE BREONNA TAYLOR CASE COULD BE PRESENTED TO

A GRAND JURY AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK BUT KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY

GENERAL SAYS THERE IS NO OFFICIAL TIMETABLE FOR WHEN ANY POTENTIAL

CHARGES WOULD BE ANNOUNCED. LESTER

>> ALL RIGHT GABE, THANK YOU. >>> NOW TO A GROWING

FIRE STORM INVOLVING THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY AND

A TOP DEPUTY WHO REPORTEDLY WORKED TO REVISE CDC REPORTS

ABOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO MAKE THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE LOOK BETTER WE HAVE THE LATEST

>> Reporter: THE SENATE'S TOP DEMOCRAT TONIGHT DEMANDING

HEALTH SECRETARY ALEX AZAR RESIGN OVER HIS HANDLING OF THE

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >> WE NEED A SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN

SERVICES WHO WILL LOOK OUT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S POLITICAL INTERESTS. >> Reporter: SENATOR

CHUCK SCHUMER FURIOUS ABOUT A REPORT TOP HHS OFFICIALS TRIED TO

MODIFY NONPARTISAN WEEKLY DATA UPDATES THAT SHOW HOW THE

FIGHT AGAINST COVID IS GOING. IN ONE CASE AN AIDE TO

THE AGENCY'S COMMUNICATION CHIEF MICHAEL CAPUTO BERATED

THE CDC FOR TRYING TO HURT THE PRESIDENT WITH ITS REPORTS

ACCORDING TO POLITICO. A WHITE HOUSE AIDE CALLED IT STUNNING

SCHUMER WANTS AZAR TO STEP DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC

BUT DID NOT COMMENT ON ANOTHER HHS OFFICIAL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

TONIGHT, MICHAEL CAPUTO IN A NOW DELETED

FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO CAPUTO PLUGGED CONSPIRACY THEORIES

ACCORDING TO THE "NEW YORK TIMES" ACCUSING CDC SCIENTISTS OF

SEDITION OR INCITING REB REBELLION AGAINST THE

PRESIDENT, FORMING A RESISTANCE UNIT TO UNDERMINE HIM AND

ACCUSING AGITATORS OF PLOTTING VIOLENCE IF PRESIDENT TRUMP BEGINS

PREDICTING THE SHOOTING WILL BEGIN AFTER HIS

INAUGURATION CAPUTO, A LONG-TIME LOYALIST WITH NO

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND, ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED THE STRAIN ON HIS MENTAL

HEALTH TODAY HE REPORTEDLY APOLOGIZED FOR THE

OUTBURST AND IS CONSIDERING A LEAVE OF ABSENCE ACCORDING

TO "THE TIMES" WHICH ALSO SAYS AN HSS PERSON CALLS HIM A

CRITICAL, INTEGRAL PART OF THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE

NEITHER CAPUTO NOR HSS RESPONDED TO NBC NEWS' REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON

THE APOLOGY. ON THE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE, HOUSE

SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SAYS TODAY SHE WANTS TO WORK TOWARD COVID

RELIEF BUT SO FAR NEITHER SIDE HAS AGREED TO RESTART

TALKS. LESTER >> THANKS.

>>> AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY ISRAEL AND TWO ARAB NATIONS SIGNED A

NEW DIPLOMATIC AGREEMENT THAT WILL NORMALIZE RELATIONS

AND BRING THEM CLOSER TOGETHER BUT AS ANDREA MITCHELL

REPORTS, A BROADER MIDDLE EAST PEACE IS STILL AN ELUSIVE GOAL.

>> Reporter: WITH POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE THE PRESIDENT HERALDING

THE FIRST ARAB NATIONS TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL SINCE 1994

THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND BAHRAIN >> AFTER DECADES OF

DIVISION AND CONFLICT WE MARK THE DAWN OF A NEW MIDDLE EAST.

>> Reporter: BOTH COUNTRIES HAVE QUIETLY DEALT WITH ISRAEL FOR

YEARS, SHARING INTELLIGENCE AGAINST IRAN, A COMMON ENEMY

BUT TODAY'S AGREEMENTS OPEN THE DOORS FOR TRADE, TRAVEL, AND

TOURISM. IT IS NOT MIDDLE EAST PEACE.

LEFT OUT, THE PALESTINIANS, ABANDONED BY THEIR

ARAB NEIGHBORS, POWERLESS TO DO ANYTHING BUT PROTEST

THE UAE IS LIKELY TO GET WHAT IT WANTS, COVETED F-35 STEALTH

BOMBERS FROM THE U.S THE BIG WINNERS, TWO EMBATTLED POLITICAL

LEADERS. ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU

OWING PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HELPING HIM SQUEAK OUT TWO RECENT

ELECTION VICTORIES STILL UNDER PRESSURE AT HOME, BUT FLYING

HERE TO RETURN THE FAVOR AND GETTING A KEY TO THE WHITE

HOUSE. >> THAT IS A KEY TO OUR COUNTRY AND TO OUR

HEARTS >> THE KEY TO THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE

OF ISRAEL BECAUSE OF ALL THE GREAT THINGS YOU'VE DONE.

>> Reporter: AND THE PRESIDENT CAN PORTRAY HIMSELF AS A

PEACEMAKER HE SAYS WORTHY OF A NOBEL PRIZE.

49 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION LESTER

>> ANDREA, THANKS. >>> IN 60 SECONDS, JOE BIDEN IN FLORIDA AND

THE INTENSE BATTLE FOR THE CRUCIAL LATINO VOTE

AND NEW WARN >>> WE'RE BACK WITH JOE BIDEN HEADING TO

THE CRITICAL BATTLEGROUND STATE OF FLORIDA AND COURTING

LATINO VOTERS AFTER OUR LATEST POLL SHOWED HIM TRAILING IN THE

STATE WITH THAT KEY VOTING BLOC. >> Reporter: TONIGHT

JOE BIDEN TOUCHING DOWN IN THE SUNSHINE STATE FOR THE FIRST

TIME AS DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, MEETING WITH VETERANS THIS

AFTERNOON. >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PROVEN HE IS UNFIT TO

HOLD THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, BUT NOWHERE ARE HIS FAULTS MORE

GLARING OR MORE OFFENSIVE TO ME AT LEAST THAN WHEN IT

COMES TO HIS DENIGRATION OF OUR SERVICE MEMBERS.

>> Reporter: BUT BIDEN ALSO TRYING TO BOOST LAGGING SUPPORT AMONG

A KEY VOTING GROUP IN A STATE WHERE BIDEN AND PRESIDENT TRUMP

ARE DEAD LOCKED OVERALL IN OUR LATEST POLL

THE PRESIDENT HAS A NARROW EDGE OVER BIDEN AMONG LATINOS.

FOUR YEARS AGO HILLARY CLINTON EASILY WON THAT GROUP

IN ARIZONA YESTERDAY, THE PRESIDENT MAKING A PITCH TO LATINOS

IN PART BY PAINTING BIDEN AS A SOCIALIST >> HE'LL SURRENDER

YOUR ENTIRE COUNTRY TO THE RADICAL LEFT

WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE A SOCIALIST COUNTRY. >> Reporter: A MESSAGE

RESONATING HERE. >> WE WANT FREEDOM WE WANT TO DO AS WE

WANT TO DO AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING

OUR LIVES. >> Reporter: DO YOU THINK OF JOE BIDEN AS

A SOCIALIST? >> I DEFINITELY THINK OF JOE BIDEN AS A

SOCIALIST. >> Reporter: BIDEN HAS FORCEFULLY DENIED THAT

CHARGE. >> LOOK, WHAT I HAVE TO DO IS MAKE THE CASE

WHY IT WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER FOR THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY,

THE LATINO COMMUNITY IF IN FACT TRUMP IS NO LONGER PRESIDENT

THAT CASE IS AN EASY ONE. EDUCATION, HEALTH

CARE, IMMIGRATION. >> Reporter: TAMPA VOTER SUSIE CRUZ

TELLING US SHE'LL VOTE FOR BIDEN. >> I TRULY FEEL HE

CARES ABOUT OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PEOPLE AND HE'LL DO THE RIGHT

THING. >> Reporter: BIDEN ROUNDS OUT HIS FLORIDA

TRIP WITH A SPEECH TONIGHT FOCUSED ON LATINOS IN THE ORLANDO

SEBASTIEN OF KISSIMMEE. LESTER

>> THANKS. >>> NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS RECORD

SURGES BEING SEEN ACROSS THE WORLD TONIGHT BILL AND

MELINDA GATES SPEAKING OUT ABOUT WHEN A VACCINE MAY BE READY

IN THE U.S. AND HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO REVERSE THE ECONOMIC

DAMAGE >> Reporter: PROGRESS TONIGHT IN THE

INTERNATIONAL RACE FOR A VACCINE. IN THE UK, THE OXFORD

ASTRAZENECA TRIAL, ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING, IS BACK ON

THE PHASE 3 TRIAL WAS SUSPENDED LAST WEEK AFTER ONE OF THE

VACCINE VOLUNTEERS DEVELOPED A SPINAL INFLAMMATION

BUT IN THE U.S., BILL GATES, WHOSE FOUNDATION HAS DONATED

MORE THAN $350 MILLION TO FIGHTING COVID SAYS A VACCINE IS UNLIKELY

IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THE ONLY VACCINE THAT IF EVERYTHING WENT

PERFECTLY MIGHT SEEK THE EMERGENCY USE LICENSE BY THE END OF

OCTOBER WOULD BE PFIZER HE SAYS MELINDA GATES TOLD US

HOW COVID HAS TURNED BACK THE CLOCKS OF HUMAN PROGRESS

>> DEPENDING ON WHEN THE VACCINE IS AVAILABLE, BUT LET'S

SAY IT'S AVAILABLE EARLY IN 2021 BUT DOESN'T GET OUT TO THE

WHOLE WORLD UNTIL 2022, I THINK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A DECADE

UNTIL WE BUILD BACK TOTALLY AS A GLOBAL ECONOMY THE LOSSES

THAT WE'VE HAD >> Reporter: THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 30 MILLION

CONFIRMED CASES WORLDWIDE AND THE DEATH TOLL HAS PASSED

900,000. THERE ARE SPIKES EVERYWHERE

INDONESIA, ISRAEL, JORDAN, AND FRANCE ALL HEIGHTENED LOCKDOWNS

RISING CASES IN SPAIN AND THE UK, TOO, WHERE THIS WEEK THE

GOVERNMENT LIMITED SOCIAL GATHERINGS TO SIX PEOPLE INSIDE AND

OUT. MOST OF THE NEW CASES IN EUROPE ARE IN YOUNG

PEOPLE AND SO FAR DEATH TOLLS HAVE NOT RISEN, BUT THE CONCERN

IS THAT COULD CHANGE AS YOUNG PEOPLE GET INFECTED AND THEY PASS

IT ON TO THE MORE VULNERABLE LESTER

>> RICHARD ENGEL TONIGHT, THANK YOU >>> UP

>>> ALL RIGHT. WELCOME BACK NOW TO OUR

SERIES "PLAN YOUR VOTE" AND THE DEADLINES TO MAKE SURE

YOUR BALLOT IS COUNTED IN AN ELECTION THAT WILL BE LIKE NO OTHER.

HERE IS TOM COSTELLO >> 49 DAYS TILL ELECTION DAY BUT

VOTING IS ALREADY UNDER WAY. EIGHT STATES BEGINNING

IN-PERSON, EARLY VOTING THIS WEEK OTHER STATES FOLLOWING

AS THE ELECTION DRAWS CLOSER ONLY NINE STATES DON'T

ALLOW IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING AT ALL. AND THE PANDEMIC IS

CREATING AN UNPRECEDENTED SURGE IN MAIL-IN OR ABSENTEE

VOTING BY THIS WEEKEND, 23 STATES SHOULD BE

SENDING OUT ABSENTEE OR MAIL-IN BALLOTS 13 STATES WILL SEND

OUT BALLOTS BY OCTOBER 3rd. ANOTHER 14 WILL SEND

THEM OUT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE ELECTION >> THE CHALLENGES WITH

CONDUCTING AN ELECTION IN PERSON REALLY SORT OF CAME TO THE

FOREFRONT VERY EARLY ON AND WE SAW A HUGE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE

REQUESTING OPTIONS TO VOTE THAT DIDN'T INCLUDE CROWDED SPACES

AND WAITING IN LONG LINES. >> Reporter: WHILE

NINE STATES PLUS D.C. MAILED BALLOTS TO EVERY VOTER IT IS NOT

SO EASY IN SOME STATES TEXAS, LOUISIANA,

MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND INDIANA

ALL RED STATES REQUIRE THE VOTER TO PROVIDE AN EXCUSE FOR AN

ABSENTEE BALLOT AND COVID IS NOT ACCEPTED. WITH THE POSTAL

SERVICE SUGGESTING SOME MAILED BALLOTS MAY NOT BE PROCESSED

BY ELECTION DAY, SOME STATES ARE ALREADY SETTING UP SECURE

BALLOT DROP BOXES AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAIL

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ATTACKED MAIL-IN VOTING AS RIPE FOR

FRAUD BUT FORMER REPUBLICAN HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY TOM

RIDGE SAYS THERE IS SIMPLY NO EVIDENCE FOR THAT

>> DELAY DOES NOT MEAN A PROBLEM. DELAY MEANS LOCAL

OFFICIALS ARE DOING THEIR JOB AND COUNTING EVERY SINGLE VOTE.

>> Reporter: FOR INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION AND

VOTING DEADLINES IN KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC NEWS, CHICAGO.

>> A TREMENDOUS GIFT TO SHARE THAT IS "NIGHTLY NEWS"

FOR THIS EVENING THANK YOU FOR WATCHING EVERYONE

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