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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
Eric Holder orders second autopsy for Michael Brown

Eric Holder orders second autopsy for Michael Brown

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 17 (UPI) --U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder orders second autopsy for slain teen Michael Brown upon request of his family.
Danielle Haynes
Anger after Obama remarks on Robin Williams death, silent on Michael Brown

Anger after Obama remarks on Robin Williams death, silent on Michael Brown

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --President Barack Obama is coming under fire Tuesday for staying silent on the death of Michael Brown, the teen shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis.
Gabrielle Levy
Bank of America, Justice Department near $17 billion deal

Bank of America, Justice Department near $17 billion deal

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Bank of America and the Justice Department are close to agreeing to a $17 billion deal that will end an investigation into mortgages sold by the bank.
Ananth Baliga
Federal judges approve early release for thousands of drug convicts

Federal judges approve early release for thousands of drug convicts

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --Drug offenders now in prison will be eligible for early release under a unanimous decision Friday by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Frances Burns
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Eric Holder."
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