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World stock markets plunged further on Tuesday as more evidence emerged of China's economic slowdown, triggering heavy sell-offs from Tokyo to New York and spurring cuts to global growth forecasts. The spark for the day's rout came from fresh official data that showed industrial activity in China stalling. Adding her voice to private sector economists that have already cut their world growth estimates, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said growth would likely be weaker than the 3.3 percent estimate the IMF made just two months ago.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.