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SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, defeating an anti-establishment conservative writer in a heavily Republican swath of central Illinois.
China's benchmark Shanghai stock index was down more than 4.5 percent by mid-morning on Wednesday, as additional government moves failed to shore up the tumbling market and contagion began to spread elsewhere. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slid 3.88 percent, or 74.99 points, to 1,857.84. The latest falls came despite the government announcing new measures to support the market, including allowing insurance companies to invest more assets in stocks and a programme to buy the shares of smaller companies.