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U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch / Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images
U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch / Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

Obama To Announce New Attorney General

President Barack Obama has chosen a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney general.

The White House says in a statement that Obama intends to nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as the head of the Justice Department

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Attorney Gen. Holder Announces Toyota To Pay 1 Billion Dollar Settlement

Justice Department Monitors Elections In 18 States

The Justice Department is monitoring elections in 18 states today.

Attorney General Eric Holder says federal officials will check on whether voters are treated differently based on race, color or disability and whether polling places are providing bilingual election materials as required by law

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Ferguson Police make arrest / Getty Images

Holder: Changes Needed In Ferguson, Missouri PD

Attorney General Eric Holder says it's clear that there's a need for ``wholesale change'' in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug

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Eric Holder Has Southeastern Mass. Connection

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation Thursday, made a stop at the UMass School of Law in Dartmouth early last year.

He was invited by law school Dean Mary Lu Bilek, who was impressed by the message the Attorney General delivered to her students

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Patrick Won’t Replace AG Holder

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he won't replace retiring U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

At an event today, the Governor released a statement saying the AG position is an important job, but not for him right now

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Holder Expected To Announce Retirement

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce his retirement today.

The nation's first black attorney general has been in office since early 2009.

The 63-year old Holder has had a rocky relationship with congressional Republicans and has frequently clashed with California Republican Darrell Issa ], chairman of the House Oversight Committee

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Attorney General Eric Holder (L) talks with Capt. Ron Johnson / Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images
Attorney General Eric Holder (L) talks with Capt. Ron Johnson / Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images

A-G Holder Says Ferguson Visit Constructive

Attorney General Eric Holder calls his trip to troubled Ferguson, Missouri "constructive." In a Justice Department news conference, Holder vowed that the investigation into the death of an unarmed black teenager will be fair, thorough and independent

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Attorney Gen. Holder Announces Toyota To Pay 1 Billion Dollar Settlement

Holder Gets Ready To Visit Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old.

Holder travels to Ferguson, Missouri today to meet with authorities taking part in a federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Latest From Ferguson, Missouri

Attorney General Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday brings the full weight of the U.S. government to its investigation of the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Holder is uniquely suited to the task of reassuring protesters that the case will be handled fairly

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Pho by Scott Olson / Getty Image
Pho by Scott Olson / Getty Image

Holder Orders Second Autopsy In Michael Brown Shooting

Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St

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