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Conservative Canadian leader Stephen Harper is seeking a rare fourth term today. Harper has served as prime minister for the past 10 years and is one of the longest-serving Western leaders. However, Harper’s reign could end today as polls indicate that Liberal Party candidate Justin Trudeau, son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau, has been polling slightly ahead of him. Harper has led the liberal nation with a conservative face since 2006, and a victory by Trudeau could ease Canada’s tensions with the Obama administration.
You may need to use the force if you want to see the new Star Wars movie on opening night. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming December 18th. Disney, will air a new trailer for the movie during the Monday Night Football broadcast tonight. But for fans of the movie, the big news is that tickets to see the new Star Wars movie go on sale today—but may be really hard to get a ticket.
General Motors is recalling 395 certain 2015 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Malibu, and GMC Terrain vehicles. The vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags that may rupture when deployed, causing possible serious injury or death. Contact Buick customer service.
Target is getting into the used clothing business. You can drop off a bag of used high-quality children’s and women’s clothes, shoes and handbags at participating Target stories, FedEx Offices or leave it on your doorstep for your mail carrier (Target pays the shipping). Not in Seattle or Austin yet.
The Kitsap Sun reports Bremerton High assistant coach Joe Kennedy knelt on the 50-yard line as his players left the field and prayed. Players from the other team and others joined him. It’s unclear what the district will do. Messages left the district’s attorney as well as district officials were not immediately returned Sunday. Superintendent Aaron Leavell has said Kennedy’s long-standing practice runs counter to the constitutional mandate for separation of church and state. He said in a statement before the game that staff must refrain from religious expression while on duty. Kennedy’s law firm, Texas-based firm Liberty Institute, says the district has no right to ban the coach from personally praying. They say he didn’t encourage or discourage student from participating.