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Millions of glucose test strips recalled

Nova recalls millions of glucose test strips

The Food and Drug Administration is warning people with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips, used to measure blood sugar levels, that can show incorrect, abnormally high readings.

Nova Diabetes Care announced the recall Friday.

The strips covered by the recall are marketed under the brand names Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits. The recall affects certain lots of the strips distributed in the United States, Canada, Chile, Peru, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and seven other countries.

The FDA said Wednesday that the strips were contaminated with a chemical used in the manufacturing process, which interferes with readings. An incorrect reading could lead to dangerous medication errors for patients. FDA regulators are working with the company to make sure the problem is fixed.

— Associated Press

Teach for America receives $20 million

Teach for America will add 4,000 teachers in nine cities, including 286 in Washington, over the next two years as a result of a $20 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation announced Wednesday.

The foundation, created by the family that owns Wal-Mart, also pledged a separate $4.3 million grant to Teach for America to train and support 1,000 teachers in the Mississippi Delta.

Teach for America is a national nonprofit program that recruits college graduates, gives them five weeks of training and sends them to high-poverty public schools to teach for two years.

The Walton Family Foundation is the largest private funder of Teach for America and has given the organization more than $100 million since 1993.

— Lyndsey Layton

Simpson gets parole on some convictions: O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. But the decision doesn’t mean that Simpson will be leaving his prison cell anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.

Man pleads not guilty in Cleveland killings: A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in Cleveland earlier this month. Michael Madison, 35, appeared via a video feed from jail for his arraignment. The judge continued his $6 million bond and said she would appoint two attorneys to represent him. Madison is facing six charges of aggravated murder, two for each victim under different killing theories. He’s also charged with three counts of kidnapping, three counts of gross abuse of a corpse, one count of rape and one count of weapon possession by an ex-convict.

— Associated Press

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The State's Andy Shain says he could talk about Charleston, which represents a little bit of everything the state has to offer from evangelicals to libertarians, and where Ted Cruz is raising more money than anywhere else. In a twist, Marco Rubio is drawing strong financial support from more socially conservative Upstate. That said, Donald Trump is bursting all the conventional wisdom in the state. So maybe the better answer to this question is, "Wherever Trump is."
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