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‘Trump has herpes’: Hackers break into California road sign

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Those driving down the I-80 last night saw a new message from a Caltrans sign that appears to have been hacked.

“Trump Has Herpes,” the message flashed according to Goodday Sacramento FM.

It appeared eastbound on the interstate near the exit for the University of California Davis campus. It has since been repaired but it certainly isn’t the first time it has happened. Messages have ranged from political to pop-culture notes to absurd instructions for motorists.

“Sorry Mario, the princess is in another castle,” one 2009 hacked road sign read. Another instructed drivers “f*ck it — park wherever.” Another anti-Trump sign was spotted in Dallas in 2016 warning citizens, “Donald Trump is a shape-shifting lizard.”

Many sites proport to instruct hackers how they too can hack signs, though doing so can result in an arrest as it can endanger drivers if the proper message isn’t displayed to warn motorists. Caltrans said that their signs are protected with a password, so they’re looking into how it was hacked.

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BUSTED: Leaked drug exec emails showed them encouraging opioid abuse to the point people would eat them ‘like Doritos’

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On Friday, the Washington Post published excerpts from a damning series of emails released in a landmark case in Cleveland around the irresponsibility of drug manufacturers and suppliers in contributing to the opioid crisis.

In one email exchange, Victor Borelli, an account manager for pharmaceuticals corporation Mallinckrodt, told KeySource Medical vice president Steve Cochrane that 1,200 bottles of 30mg Oxycodone tablets had been shipped, to which Cochrane replied, "Keep 'em comin'! Flyin' out of there. It's like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are..." and Borelli responded, "Just like Doritos keep eating. We'll make more."

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Here’s the ugly racist history behind tipping — and how it still persists today

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On Saturday, writing for Politico, minister and civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William Barber applauded House Democrats' plans to not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, but eliminate the much lower "tipped wage" of $2.13 an hour and require tipped workers to also be paid at least the minimum.

This is important, wrote Barber, because the roots of businesses forcing their workers to rely on tips for a proper wage is deeply rooted in America's history of racial tension.

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Black GOP strategist called on the carpet by Joy Reid for trying to sidestep Trump’s racist rally as ’empowering’ voters

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An "AM Joy" panel on MSNBC descended into talking over each other as host Joy Reid confronted a black GOP consultant over Donald Trump's racist rally in North Carolina.

Presenting the conservative point of view, Republican strategist Lenny McAllister was asked point-blank by the host, "Lenny, hold on a second, because you as a man of color yourself -- do you feel comfortable in a party that does rallies like that?"

McAllister pushed back saying he had walked away from just those type of events, before admitting, "To the greater point. They're using racism as an avenue through which people feel empowered, they lend you the loyalty, they give you the vote. What Republicans need to do is continue to empower people, but not by using racism and not by using phobia."

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