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House Judiciary Committee approves two articles of impeachment, suspect in custody for brutal murder of New York City college student, and former Kentucky governor under fire for controversial pardons.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

1:25 House Committee Passes Impeachment Vote, Goes To Full House
4:06 Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Fight Over Trump's Financial Records
4:58 13-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With College Student's Stabbing Death
6:41 New Video Emerges In 'Domestic Terrorism' Attack Investigation
8:25 Outrage Over Ex-Governor's Pardons Of Convicted Murderers, Child Predators
9:52 U.S., China Reach Agreement On Phase One Of Trade Deal
10:16 Michelle Obama, Melania Trump Weigh In After President Trump Mocks Greta Thunberg
11:55 Sandy Hook Parents Open National Hotline For Tipsters To Prevent School Tragedies
14:12 $1,000 A Month: Provocative Experiment To Help Build Better Lives
17:00 Students Find 'Recording Devices' Hidden In Their Hotel Rooms
18:34 Shipping Deadlines And Deals: How To Get Your Holiday Packages There On Time


Gov. Cuomo says ‘worst is over' as New York death toll surpasses 10,000, experts warn U.S. coronavirus cases could peak in days, and President Trump eager to restart economy by May.

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1:45 Coronavirus Deaths In All 50 States, Toll Over 23,000
2:01 Cuomo: ‘Worst Is Over If We Continue To Be Smart'
2:10 New York Deaths Top 10,000 But Curve Flattening
3:26 Lives Well Lived: Americans Lost In Pandemic
6:37 Trump Targets May 1 For Reopening The Country
7:48 Trump Feuds With Governors Over Reopening U.S.
8:27 White House Denies Trump Planning To Fire Dr. Fauci
9:13 Bernie Sanders Endorsess Joe Biden For President
9:43 Tornado Outbreak Kills At Least 32 Across South
11:47 Massive Lines At Food Banks Across The Country
13:00 Famers Forced To Destroy Food Despite High Demand
13:27 First Wave Of Relief Checks For Americans Rolls Out
14:33 Urgent Push To Ramp Up Coronavirus Antibody Testing
16:36 Less Than 1% Of Americans Tested For Coronavirus
16:49 Apple & Google Join Forces For Contact Tracing App
17:36 Inside Clinical Trial For Potential Coronavirus Drug
Trump: Fauci's warning against reopening too soon is "not an acceptable answer," rare child illness linked to coronavirus detected in states not considered hot spots, and more colleges and universities considering online classes this fall.

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New York has deadliest day as coronavirus hospitalizations level off, many small businesses still waiting for coronavirus relief loans, and Bernie Sanders suspends 2020 presidential campaign.

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1:36 U.S. Death Toll Tops 14,000 With Over 400,000 Cases
2:02 Deadliest Day In New York But Curve Flattening
5:44 Coronavirus Survivor: 'i Beat A Deadly Disease'
6:17 Nursing Homes Under Siege in COVID-19 Outbreak
7:22 Coronavirus Impacting 2 In 3 Rural U.S. Countries
9:03 Small Businesses Slam Banks Over Slow Relief Money
11:23 Bernie Sanders Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race
13:22 On The Front Lines: Washington State Turning The Tide
15:31 Search For Solutions: Experimental Coronavirus Drugs
18:00 Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On Grocery Store Workers
Gov. Cuomo warns New York will run out of ventilators in 6 days, coronavirus deaths in the U.S. surge to over 6,000, and a record 6.6 million people filed jobless claims last week.

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>>> BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT, THE HOUSE
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES IMPEACHING THE PRESIDENT.
DEMOCRATS TAKING A STEP TO VOTE PASSING AND GOING TO THE FULL
HOUSE FOR APPROVAL AND REPUBLICANS FIRING BACK.
THE GROUP GROWING ANGRIER AND TRUMP SAYS THIS WILL ONLY RALLY
SUPPORTERS. >> A CONNECTION OF A HORRIFIC STABBING
DEATH OF A COLLEGE STUDENT IN NEW YORK. TONIGHT THE URGENT
MANHUNT WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK.
>>> A MOTHER'S PROMISE ON THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MASSACRE. >> I MADE A PROMISE TO HIM SEVEN YEARS AGO
THAT I WOULD DO EVERYTHING I COULD TO HONOR HIS LEGACY.
>> THE GRIEVING FAMILY'S NATIONWIDE MISSION TO
PREVENT MORE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. >>> PLUS, HIDDEN
CAMERA CONTROVERSY, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON A FIELD TRIP FIND
RECORDING DEVICES IN THEIR HOTEL ROOMS. WHAT THE HOTEL IS
SAYING TONIGHT AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO TELL IF A DEVICE IS
HIDDEN IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM. >>> THE HOLIDAY
SHIPPING DEADLINE STARTING AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND.
WE HAVE THE DATES AND WHERE TO LOOK FOR THE BEST DEALS.
WHY YOU COULD BE PAYING MORE IF YOU SHIP NEXT WEEK.
>> Announcer: THIS IS "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. IT WAS JUST FOUR
MONTHS AGO A WHISTLE BLOWER FLAGGED A PHONE CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT
TRUMP AND THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. IT WAS THE START OF A
PATH THAT BRINGS DONALD TRUMP JUST ONE STEP AWAY FROM
IMPEACHMENT. THE DEMOCRATIC LED HOUSE JUDICIARY
COMMITTEE SETTING TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT TO THE
FULL HOUSE WHERE APPROVAL IS LIKELY NEXT WEEK.
HIS REMOVAL FROM OFFICE HOWEVER WOULD BE A QUESTION FOR THE
REPUBLICAN-LED SENATE AND THE PROSPECT OF ACQUITTAL THERE IS
LEAVING THE PRESIDENT DEFIANT. KRISTEN WELKER HAS
DETAILS. >> Reporter: TONIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THE
CUSP OF IMPEACHMENT AFTER A HISTORIC VOTE IN THE HOUSE JUDICIARY
COMMITTEE WITH EVERY DEMOCRAT VOTING YES. >> I.
>> MS. GARCIA VOTES I. >> I. >> Reporter: EVERY
REPUBLICAN VOTING NO. >> MR. JORDAN? >> NO.
>> MR. JORDAN VOTES NO. MR. BUCK?
>> NO. >> Reporter: TWO ARTICLES OF
IMPEACHMENT PASSING, THE FIRST ONE CHARGING THE PRESIDENT ABUSED
HIS POWER BUT SOLICITING THE INTERFERENCE OF A
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT UKRAINE IN THE 2020 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION. ARTICLE TWO CHARGING OBSTRUCTION OF
CONGRESS FOR DEFYING SUBPOENAS THAT AND JERRY NADLER CALLING
IT A SOLUM AND SAD DAY. >> FOR THE THIRD TIME
OVER A CENTURY AND A HALF, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
VOTED ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.
THE HOUSE WILL ACT QUICKLY. >> Reporter:
REPUBLICANS WITH THEIR OWN FIRE RERESPONSE. >> YOU DON'T GET TO
REMOVE A PRESIDENT BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE HIM.
THEY DON'T PRODUCE A SCINTILLA OF EVIDENCE TO CHARGE IMPEACHMENT.
>> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP PUBLICLY DEFIANT.
>> IT'S A WITCH HUNT, IT'S A SHAM. IT'S A HOAX.
>> Reporter: SOURCES INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE TELLS NBC NEWS THE
PRESIDENT DOES NOT WANT THE STAIN OF IMPEACHMENT BUT HE
SEES POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES HEADING INTO 2020.
>> FUNDRAISING FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS GONE THROUGH THE ROOF.
WE'RE GETTING RECORDS. WE'VE NEVER -- NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN ANYTHING
LIKE IT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING. >> Reporter: NEXT, THE
FULL HOUSE SLATED TO VOTE WEDNESDAY AND IT'S EXPECTED TO PASS
WITH DEMOCRATS IN THE MAJORITY. IF SO, THE
REPUBLICAN-LED SENATE DECIDES WHETHER TO REMOVE THE PRESIDENT.
SOMETHING THAT'S HIGHLY UNLIKELY. AND TONIGHT, THE
PRESIDENT OUTSIDE ATTORNEY RUDY GIULIANI CONFIRMS HE MET WITH
PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY. WHILE GIULIANI DID NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS, HE
WAS RECENTLY BACK IN UKRAINE INVESTIGATING THE BIDENS.
LESTER? >> MORE DRAMA IN CHAPTERS AHEAD OF US
IN THIS, KRISTEN, THANK YOU. >>> BREAKING NEWS FROM
THE SUPREME COURT THAT AGREED TO HEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S
APPEALS IN HIS BATTLE TO KEEP CONGRESS AND PROSECUTORS FROM
GETTING HIS TAX RETURNS. PETE WILLIAMS IS AT
THE SUPREME COURT. PETE, WHAT DO WE KNOW. >> Reporter: THE
PRESIDENT IS APPEALING COURT RULINGS TO TURN OVER YEARS OF TAX
RETURNS AND FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS. ONE CASE INVOLVES A
GRAND JURY SUBPOENA ISSUED BY THE MANHATTAN D.A.
INVESTIGATING THE HUSH MONEY PAID TO TWO WOMEN DURING THE
CAMPAIGN. TRUMP'S LAWYERS SAY A PRESIDENT CAN'T BE
TOUCHED BY ANY PART OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
THE OTHER TWO CASES INVOLVED DEMANDS FROM DOCUMENTS FROM THREE
HOUSE COMMITTEES. THE COURT WILL HEAR THE CASES IN
MARCH WITH A DECISION BY LATE JUNE AND THE SUBPOENAS THAT REMAIN
ON HOLD. LESTER. >> THANK YOU, PETE.
>>> A BREAK IN THE BRUTAL KILLING OF A COLLEGE STUDENT HERE
IN NEW YORK. A YOUNG TEENAGER ARRESTED AND CHARGED
AS AN URGENT MANHUNT

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