• 7 things to know now: New DNC hack; Trump childcare plan; 'America's Got Talent'

    By: Debbie Lord , Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

    What to know now:

    1. Another hack: The Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday it had been hacked again, allegedly by the hacker known as Guccifer 2.0. A link to the information taken was posted on WikiLeaks’ Twitter account. Information about donors and private phone numbers – including the phone number of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine -- were said to be included in the release.  The DNC was hacked prior to this summer’s convention and emails reveal in that hack lead to the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    2. Manning to get surgery: U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning will be allowed to have gender transition surgery, according to attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union. Manning, who is  serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, had been on a hunger strike since Friday. The 28-year-old was born a man, but identifies as a woman. 

    3. Typhoon to hit Taiwan: Super Typhoon Meranti, sporting 190 mph winds, is headed toward Taiwan. The storm is expected to  weaken slightly before it as it moves toward Taiwan then on to mainland China on Thursday. An America’s East Coast, Tropical Storm Julia was bringing heavy rain to the northeast coast of Florida and southeast Georgia. Forecasters say to expect 3 to 6 inches of rain through Friday. 

    4. Trump’s childcare proposal: With his daughter Ivanka by his side, Donald Trump on Tuesday said if he is elected he would allow for a federal income tax deduction for childcare, and would institute a cap on the cost of care in each state. The plan also guarantees six weeks of paid maternity leave, provided by the government if the woman’s employer does not provide such a benefit.

    5. Climate change and the military: A group of former U.S. military officers and national security officials haven endorsed a statement issued by a climate change think tank that says rising tides due to climate change poses a threat to U.S. military installations. The Center for Climate and Security said climate change “presents a strategically-significant risk to U.S. national security, and inaction is not a viable option.” The risk comes from extreme weather and rising sea tides that would impact coastal bases, according to the group. The former officers and officials want the next president to establish a cabinet-level position to address climate change and the impact it would have on national security.

    And one more

    Tonight a winner will be crowned in the finale of season 11 of  “America’s Got Talent.” While singer Grace VanderWaal has become the star among the contestants, it remains to be seen if she can win it all tonight. The 12-year-old is a singer/songwriter who plays  the ukulele. The show airs at 8 p.m. ET.

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