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President Barack Obama listens at right as US Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Saturday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama listens at right as US Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Saturday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Obama says his AG choice Lynch will pursue equal justice

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a "fierce commitment to equal justice."

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Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York speaks during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York speaks during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Obama chooses NY prosecutor as US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation's top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.

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Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington Sept. 4. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington Sept. 4. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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White House: Holder resigning as US Attorney General

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general.

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Attorney General Eric Holder
Attorney General Eric Holder (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Holder Released From Hospital After Feeling Faint

Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized for several hours Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work, the Justice Department said.

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Attorney General Eric Holder Address NAACP Conference In Orlando
Attorney General Eric Holder (Tim Boyles, Getty Images)
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Same-Sex Marriage Rights Applied to Justice Dept.

In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

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Attorney General Eric Holder Proposes Changes in Criminal Justice System

With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder called Monday for major changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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Stand your Ground Laws – Should They Be Repealed [POLL]?

You had to figure that at some point the question was going to be posed as to whether the “stand your ground” laws, which were reportedly the crux of the defense of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting, needed to be repealed

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Justice Department Faulted in Gun-Trafficking Operation

The Justice Department's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

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Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Darrell Issa (R-CA) (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Issa: No Evidence So Far Of White House Cover-Up

The House committee chairman leading the fight to get Justice Department documents about a troubled gun-tracking operation says there's no evidence so far that White House officials were involved in misleading Congress or engaged in a cover-up.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Pelosi: GOP Attacking Holder To Suppress Voters

The top House Democrat says a committee vote holding the attorney general in contempt of Congress is part of Republican efforts to suppress votes in the upcoming elections.

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