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Things have gone too far now.

WUSA-TV reporter Leslie Foster is reporting that a noose was found inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the segregation section of the history galleries on Wednesday.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information has been released at this time. 

Update: Statement releases by museum officials

“The Smithsonian family stands together in condemning this act of hatred and intolerance, especially repugnant in a museum that affirms and celebrates the American values of inclusion and diversity,” the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution David Skorton said in an email to employees. “We will not be intimated. Cowardly acts like these will not, for one moment, prevent us from the vital work we do.”

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