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Former Attorney General Eric Holder to speak in Buffalo

The nation’s first black U.S. attorney general will deliver the University at Buffalo’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration address. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is set to speak at the New York college Thursday evening. Holder served under President ...

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Holder returning to private law practice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder is returning to private law practice, rejoining the same firm where he worked before becoming attorney general. The firm of Covington & Burling announced Monday that Holder, who left the Justice Department in April after ...

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Obama waiting for midterm to name AG

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama does not plan to announce his choice for attorney general before the November elections, shielding the nomination from the midterm election politics while setting up a potential year-end showdown with the lame duck Senate. Senate ...

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Holder departure will bring civil rights questions

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi in September 2012. The nation's first black attorney general said preserving civil rights remains a U.S. Justice Department priority. The speech was part of the university's events honoring the 50th anniversary of the Justice Department forcing it to admit its first black student, James Meredith. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights activists learned, courtesy of whispers and a shared e-tablet, that the nation’s first ...

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Issa challenges Obama executive privilege claim

WASHINGTON — With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents related to a failed ...

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Boehner takes hard line on Holder contempt vote

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner demanded Thursday that the Obama administration give in and turn over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation, insisting that’s the only way to stop a House vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. ...

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Justice targets mortgage-backed securities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal and state law enforcement officials announced Friday they have launched a fraud-fighting unit, starting with 55 prosecutors and investigators, to root out wrongdoing in the market for residential mortgage-backed securities. Attorney General Eric Holder told a ...

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