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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International
Sen. Portman: Eric Holder's remarks on race 'not constructive'

Sen. Portman: Eric Holder's remarks on race 'not constructive'

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that some criticism of President Obama comes from racial prejudice is "not constructive," U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said.
Frances Burns
Citigroup to pay $7 billion for selling bad mortgages

Citigroup to pay $7 billion for selling bad mortgages

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Citigroup has reached a $7 billion settlement with the Justice Department for packaging and selling bad mortgages in the run-up to the financial crisis of 2008.
Ananth Baliga
Holder urges Europe to follow U.S. counter-terrorism model

Holder urges Europe to follow U.S. counter-terrorism model

OSLO , Norway, July 8 (UPI) --U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged European countries Tuesday to implement counter-terrorism methods in the American model.
Ed Adamczyk
BNP Paribas to stick to dividend and growth plans despite $9B fine

BNP Paribas to stick to dividend and growth plans despite $9B fine

PARIS, July 1 (UPI) --BNP Paribas said that it will not let a $9 billion fine deter it from proceeding with its dividend and growth plans, with its stock value rising Tuesday.
Ananth Baliga
Obama will take action on immigration after Boehner says no vote this year

Obama will take action on immigration after Boehner says no vote this year

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --Obama announced he will move forward with executive changes to immigration reform after Speaker John Boehner told him the House won't vote on a bill this year.
Gabrielle Levy
Bank of America CEO wants to meet Attorney General to negotiate deal

Bank of America CEO wants to meet Attorney General to negotiate deal

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --Bank of America said it was attempting to set up a meeting between CEO Brian Moynihan and Attorney General Eric Holder to negotiate a settlement.
Ananth Baliga
Julian Assange calls on U.S. to drop WikiLeaks investigation

Julian Assange calls on U.S. to drop WikiLeaks investigation

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) --WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on the U.S. to end its investigation into his organization as he marks two years avoiding extradition.
Aileen Graef
Benghazi suspect captured, headed to D.C. for arraignment

Benghazi suspect captured, headed to D.C. for arraignment

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --The alleged mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead was captured in a secret raid over the weekend, the Pentagon has confirmed.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court rejects appeal from NY Times reporter James Risen over source

Supreme Court rejects appeal from NY Times reporter James Risen over source

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal from New York Times reporter James Risen who has refused to identify a confidential source.
Gabrielle Levy
FBI to begin videotaping interrogations of suspects

FBI to begin videotaping interrogations of suspects

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --The FBI and other major U.S. law enforcement agencies will begin videotaping interviews with suspects July 11, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Frances Burns

Small police departments face obstacles to getting active shooter training

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Small police departments face financial and logistical obstacles to getting training in how to handle situations like the shootings at Fort Hood and Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Laurel White, Medill News Service
China denies U.S. charge of cyber espionage

China denies U.S. charge of cyber espionage

BEIJING, May 19 (UPI) --China's foreign ministry responded Monday to charges leveled by the U.S. government that Chinese People's Liberation Army officers conducted cyber espionage.
JC Finley
U.S. charges Chinese workers with cyber espionage

U.S. charges Chinese workers with cyber espionage

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --The Justice Department on Monday will announce charges against individuals linked to the China's People's Liberation Army accusing them of cyber espionage.
Ananth Baliga
Boehner: House won't arrest Lois Lerner

Boehner: House won't arrest Lois Lerner

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --Could this be the end of the line for the House's pursuit of Lois Lerner?
Gabrielle Levy
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Eric Holder
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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