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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
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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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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The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at Michael Brown's funeral service. / Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images.
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at Michael Brown's funeral service. / Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images.

Michael Brown Remembered As A “Gentle Soul”

One of the mourners at today's funeral for Michael Brown says she went there to ``pray for the family and pray for peace.'' Angela Pierce, a black woman, says she hopes the funeral turns a page and eases tensions

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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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Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images
Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Calls For Calm Following Missouri Shooting

President Obama is calling for calm and healing in a St. Louis suburb rocked by the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

Speaking after four nights of clashes between police and protesters, Obama remarked that there's never an excuse for violence against police or for vandalism and looting

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Getty Images - President Obama
Getty Images - President Obama

Obama Spells Out Reforms Of Government Surveillance

 

President Obama is outlining extensive reforms of the nation's surveillance efforts, including "greater transparency."  In a major speech at the Justice Department, the President defended U.S. i

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