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Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) tweeted on Wednesday that she needs security protection as she shared a death threat she received hours after Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore tweeted she should "go back to Somalia."

Why it matters: The Somalia-born U.S. citizen has said she experiences spikes in death threats when conservatives, including President Trump, target her in attacks. The writer of the latest death threat speaks of getting the "Somali stink" out of Minnesota as they threatened to shoot her at the state fair.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

The big picture: Omar's spokesperson told the Washington Post that law enforcement is investigating the latest threat against her life.

What they're saying: Moore attacked Omar while sharing an AL.com report of her criticizing the GOP for nominating him, in response to a resolution the Alabama Republican Party passed on Saturday calling for her expulsion from the House.

  • The state GOP claims that she "has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism."
  • In his tweet, Moore directly referenced Trump's attack last month on Omar and 3 other American congresswomen of color, in which he said they should "go back" and "fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
"President Trump was right, she should go back to Somalia from whence she came."
— Roy Moore tweet

Context: Omar tweeted earlier about being elected by the people of Minnesota's 5th District, "not the Alabama Republican Party."

  • "If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?" she added, in reference to accusations of alleged sexual misconduct leveled against Moore that involve teenage girls.

Go deeper: Trump says he disagrees with "send her back" chants about Ilhan Omar

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Katie Ledecky in Tokyo. Photo: Ding Xu/Xinhua via Getty Images

🚨: Simone Biles won't compete in individual vault or uneven bars

🏊‍♀️: Katie Ledecky wins gold in women's 800m freestyle

🏊: Caeleb Dressel breaks world record in men's 100m butterfly, 3rd gold

🇬🇧: Britain wins gold in first-ever Olympic mixed 4x100m medley relay

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Simone Biles won't compete in individual vault or uneven bars Olympic finals

Photo: Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images

Simone Biles will not compete in the individual vault or uneven bars finals at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics announced Friday.

Why it matters: USA Gymnastics said Biles, who previously withdrew from the individual all-around and team finals to prioritize her mental health, will continue to be evaluated to determine if she'll compete in the balance beam or floor exercise events.

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American Katie Ledecky wins Olympic gold in women's 800m freestyle

USA's Katie Ledecky reacts after taking gold in the final of the women's 800m freestyle race. Photo: Odd Anderson/AFP via Getty Images

American superstar swimmer Katie Ledecky grabbed her second gold medal of this year's Olympic Games, winning the women's 800-meter freestyle race Saturday in Tokyo.

Driving the news: Ledecky, who holds the world record in the 800m freestyle, is considered one of the best women swimmers of all time. Saturday's final marks her third straight Olympic gold in the event.