What We're Following This Morning

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A slowing economy: China’s economy grew 6.9 percent in the third quarter, its slowest rate of quarterly growth since the global financial crisis. Concerns about the Chinese economy have affected global stock markets since the summer.

More violence in the Mideast: An Israeli soldier was killed in a gun attack at a bus station in Beersheba. The gunman, identified as a Bedouin, was shot dead, along with an Eritrean asylum-seeker who was mistaken for an attacker. Update: More here

Canada votes: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a Conservative, is seeking a fourth term in office. Polls show him in a tight race against Justin Trudeau, the candidate of the Liberal Party, and Tom Mulcair of the New Democratic Party.

Clock-making teen at the White House: Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim high-schooler whose homemade clock became a national story because his teachers in Texas thought it resembled a bomb, visits Washington today for Astronomy Night. Last week, Mohamed, whose father has run for president in his native Sudan, met with that country’s leader, Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur.