9 labor and delivery nurses in Maine expecting at same time

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PORTLAND, Maine (WDBJ7/CNN) — The labor and delivery unit at Maine Medical Center is crowded… Nine nurses who work in the unit are expecting babies within the next few months.

They are all due between April and July.

The soon to be moms say it’s been great to have so much support right at work.

The nurses will also be there for each other’s delivery, proving the support was there from beginning to end!

“Something is definitely in the water here at Maine Medical Center on the Labor and Delivery Unit! NINE pregnant (8 pictured) nurses. Lots of baby friends being made this summer!”

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Dem. Presidential Candidate Calls for $100B in Slavery Reparations

“We need a moral and spiritual awakening in the country.”

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Marianne Williamson, a best-selling author. spiritual teacher and activist, announced her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Monday. On Thursday, she sat down on CNN’s New Day, where she said the United States needs to pay African-Americans reparations for slavery.

“We need a moral and spiritual awakening in the country,” the candidate stated. “Nothing short of that is adequate to really fundamentally change the patterns of our political dysfunction.”

Her platform includes proposal for free public college, universal health care, Medicare for all, a green new deal and $10 billion per year for slavery reparations to be paid over the course of a decade.

“I believe $100 billion given to a council to apply this money to economic projects and educational projects of renewal for that population is simply a debt to be paid,” Williamson said.

Watch the full interview below to hear what she believes to be the “deeper truths” about what has failed the American people.

Study finds enough fecal matter on McDonald’s touchscreens to put people in the hospital

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Researchers tested touchscreens at eight different McDonald’s locations and found fecal bacteria on every one of them, according to findings published in Metro.

The British paper tested six locations in London, and two in Birmingham and found enough bacterial matter to put people in the hospital.

Senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University Dr Paul Matewele told Metro:

We were all surprised how much gut and fecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals. For instance Enterococcus faecalis is part of the flora of gastrointestinal tracts of healthy humans and other mammals. It is notorious in hospitals for causing hospital acquired infections.’

Yikes.Researchers noticed that most people would not wash their hands between touching the screens and picking up and eating their meals.One screen tested positive for staphylococcus, a bacteria that can cause blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome.”Seeing Staphylococcus on these machines is worrying because it is so contagious,” Dr. Matewale said.He continued:

It starts around people’s noses, if they touch their nose with their fingers and then transfer it to the touchscreen someone else will get it, and if they have an open cut which it gets into, then it can be dangerous. ‘There is a lot of worries at the moment that staphylococcus is becoming resistant to antibiotics. However, it is still really dangerous in places like Africa where it can cause toxic shock.

McDonald’s responded to Metro’s investigation saying:

Our self-order screens are cleaned frequently throughout the day. All of our restaurants also provide facilities for customers to wash their hands before eating.