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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says investigation of Michael Brown shooting and on Ferguson, Mo., police departments to be 'thorough and independent'; says he's encouraged today's demonstrations have been peaceful - @NBCNews

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder to make statement on Ferguson, Mo., at 4 pm ET, Justice Department spokesman says - @NBCNews

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder: Justice Department's investigation into Michael Brown shooting ongoing; department 'continues to investigate allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department' - statement

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Ferguson grand jury decision: 'There will be many people who are disappointed in today's decision, even though it is a result of a deliberate legal process that's being independently checked by Attorney General Eric Holder and the US Justice Department. While we await the conclusion of that independent investigation-and continue working together for solutions to systemic issues highlighted by this tragedy - I'm praying that the good people of St. Louis and local law enforcement will remain peaceful and respectful of one another' - statement

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Editor's note: The Washington Post reports the U.S. Justice Department has two opportunities to bring criminal charges and overhaul the Ferguson, Mo., police department. In September, Attorney General Eric Holder launched an investigation to examine if officers routinely engaged in racial profiling or showed a pattern of excessive force. There is also a civil rights investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown. - Stephanie

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Marion Barry dies

Attorney General Eric Holder on passing of former Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry: 'Former Mayor Barry was a consequential figure in the city that I call home. His vision, and his hard work, helped to transform Washington into the world class city it now is' - statement

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Marion Barry dies

Attorney General Eric Holder's statement on death of Marion Barry - @ryanjreilly

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

As Ferguson grand jury verdict nears, Attorney General Eric Holder has encouraged protesters to be peaceful while underlining First Amendment rights to free assembly and importance of demonstrations in bringing 'vital issues to the attention of the public at large' - video statement

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Attorney General Eric Holder announces Justice Dept. lawyers are on the ground in 14 nations in Balkans, Middle East and North Africa to aid in combatting Syrian foreign fighters - @brianefallon

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Attorney General Eric Holder resigns

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder on President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch as his successor: 'Loretta Lynch is an extraordinarily talented attorney, a dedicated public servant, and a leader of considerable experience and consummate skill. I am certain that she will be an outstanding Attorney General' - statement

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Attorney General Eric Holder resigns

President Obama's Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch: 'I stand before you so thrilled and frankly so humbled' - live video

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Attorney General Eric Holder resigns

President Obama officially announces Loretta Lynch as his pick to replace Attorney General Eric Holder: 'It's pretty hard to be more qualified for this job than Loretta' - live video

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Attorney General Eric Holder resigns

Editor's note: @CNN is reporting that Loretta Lynch, the US attorney in Brooklyn, is President Obama's pick to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general. The @nytimes is also out with a story this morning reporting Lynch's status as a leading candidate, citing sources close to the selection process. We're seeking additional sourcing on this story. - Tricia

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Paris Wednesday for meetings with interior ministers from EU nations to discuss flow of foreign fighters to Syria - @brianefallon

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2014 US elections

Attorney General Holder says Justice Department will send federal poll monitors to 18 states in effort to prevent voter discrimination - statement

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder on Ferguson: 'Transparency is always a good thing. People need to understand what is happening in Ferguson' - @SariHorwitz

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Attorney General Eric Holder resigns

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Senate is unlikely to confirm a new attorney general until next year - @politico

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder on Ferguson, Mo., Police Department: 'I think it's pretty clear that the need for wholesale change in that department is appropriate' - @A_Grossman

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US same-sex marriage

US government will recognize marriages of same-sex couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, Attorney General Eric Holder announces - @CBSNews

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder on leaks in Ferguson, Mo., shooting: 'I'm disappointed, and I think that this selective leak of grand jury information is harmful to the process' - @ryanjreilly

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