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FBI: Benghazi suspect faces 17 additional indictments

FBI: Benghazi suspect faces 17 additional indictments

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday 17 additional indictments against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the alleged mastermind of the Benghazi attacks.
JC Finley
U.S. to pay $554 million to Navajo Nation

U.S. to pay $554 million to Navajo Nation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) --The Navajo Nation and the U.S. government have agreed to a $554 million settlement of claims that tribal resources were mismanaged.
Frances Burns
Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Eric Holder will announce his plans to step down as Attorney General Thursday, and will depart the Department of Justice as soon as his successor is confirmed.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal prison population down by 4,800 in a year

Federal prison population down by 4,800 in a year

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --The number of inmates in federal prisons dropped by almost 5,000 in the past year, the first decline since 1980, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Frances Burns
New York state man accused of helping Islamic State

New York state man accused of helping Islamic State

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 16 (UPI) --A New York state man stands accused of helping the Islamic State and plotting to kill U.S. troops.
Heather Records
U.S. DOJ announces program to deter joining terror groups in cities

U.S. DOJ announces program to deter joining terror groups in cities

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) --U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a program involving local officials and community leaders to deter extremists such as the Islamic State.
Ed Adamczyk
Police chief in Ferguson, Mo., welcomes reform program

Police chief in Ferguson, Mo., welcomes reform program

FERGUSON, Mo., Sept. 4 (UPI) --St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said he invited DOJ reform program.
Danielle Haynes
Justice Department will investigate Ferguson for civil rights violations

Justice Department will investigate Ferguson for civil rights violations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) --The Department of Justice will launch a wide-ranging investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Mo., police.
Gabrielle Levy
Missouri gov. orders withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

Missouri gov. orders withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 21 (UPI) --Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson Thursday after the second straight night of relative calm.
Gabrielle Levy
Bank of America to pay $17B in toxic securities settlement

Bank of America to pay $17B in toxic securities settlement

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Bank of America reached a deal to pay $17 billion in a settlement for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 crisis, Justice Department said.
Gabrielle Levy
Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Eric Holder landed in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday as a grand jury was expected to hear evidence in the case against Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
Gabrielle Levy
President Obama speaks on Iraq and Ferguson

President Obama speaks on Iraq and Ferguson

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama held a press conference Monday afternoon to address the U.S. airstrike campaign in Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
Aileen Graef
Michael Brown had marijuana in his system: county investigator report

Michael Brown had marijuana in his system: county investigator report

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Details from the official autopsy of Michael Brown began to seep out just hours after the release of a privately conducted autopsy.
Gabrielle Levy
James Risen: Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

James Risen: Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) --James Risen, the reporter facing jail time for refusing to disclose a confidential source, slammed the Obama administration for prosecuting reporters.
Gabrielle Levy
Michael Brown shot six times, autopsy shows

Michael Brown shot six times, autopsy shows

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 18 (UPI) --Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, preliminary autopsy results released Sunday night revealed.
Gabrielle Levy
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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington on January 22, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is the 82nd and current Attorney General of the United States and the first African American to hold the position, serving under President Barack Obama.

Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, a United States Attorney, Deputy Attorney General of the United States and worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He was senior legal advisor to then-Senator Barack Obama during Obama's presidential campaign and one of three members of Obama's vice-presidential selection committee.

Eric H. Holder, Jr. was born in the Bronx, New York, to parents with roots in Barbados. Holder's father, Eric Himpton Holder, Sr. (1905–1970) was born in Saint Joseph, Barbados and arrived in the United States at the age of 11. He later became a real estate broker. His mother, Miriam, was born in New Jersey, while his maternal grandparents were immigrants from Saint Philip, Barbados. Holder grew up in East Elmhurst, Queens, and attended public school until the age of 10. When entering the 4th grade he was selected to participate in a program for intellectually-gifted students. In 1969, he graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and attended Columbia University, where he played freshman basketball and was co-captain of his team. He earned a A.B. degree in American history in 1973. Holder received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, graduating in 1976. He worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund during his first summer and the United States Attorney during his second summer.

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