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US launches investigation of Baltimore police

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department waded anew Friday into fraught, big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch declaring the subject “one of the most challenging issues of our time.” She announced a wide-ranging investigation into Baltimore’s police. ...

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Lynch sworn in as new US AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first black woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Speaking before family members, Justice Department lawyers and supporters, Lynch said her ...

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Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch smiles at left as she listens to Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, introduce her to the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in January, during the committee’s hearing on her nomination. With her confirmation, Lynch replaces Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after leading the Justice Department for six years. The 55-year-old federal prosecutor will be the nation’s first black female attorney general. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, ...

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White House upset about Lynch confirmation delay

WASHINGTON — The White House blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday for holding up confirmation of President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, arguing the “unconscionable delay” was a stain on the Kentucky Republican’s leadership. McConnell warned over ...

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Nominee picks up GOP support

WASHINGTON — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch picked up her first Republican endorsement Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation’s top law enforcement job. “I believe she’s not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified ...

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Lynch defends Obama’s immigration policies

WASHINGTON — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama’s decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship ...

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Prosecutor in NY chokehold case also is AG nominee

WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City, the prosecutor in charge of the probe is juggling another high-profile role: designated heir to Eric Holder ...

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