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SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nod in Tuesday's primary to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, setting up the son of the former U.S. transportation secretary as the likely next congressman in this 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.