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Secret Service Investigates Obama Facebook Threat

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TURLOCK, Calif. -- The Secret Service is investigating a woman who used a racial slur to describe PresidentBarack Obama on Facebook and then commented about his possible assassination.

Denise Helms made the post right after the president won re-election Tuesday night.

In the post Helms wrote: "And another 4 years of the *n-word*... maybe he will get assassinated this term!!"

In retrospect, Helms admits the assassination comment may have been kind of harsh, but says "if it was to happen I don't think I'd care one bit. … It's not something I would be upset about."

The Secret Service said all threats or perceived threats are taken seriously and investigated, but declined further comment.

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