<p>Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, May 15, 2103 at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. </p>

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, May 15, 2103 at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

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Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tiptoe around the volatile subject of race.

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Attorney General Eric Holder vows to fight rising heroin deaths

Heroin overdoses increased 45% from 2006 to 2010

Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."

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AG Holders says "people of color" face harsher penalties in justice system

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the United States "must confront the reality" that once "people of color" are in the criminal justice system, they "often face harsher punishments than their peers.

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Feds want Texas to clear voting-rights changes with them

The U.S. Justice Department will seek a federal court order forcing Texas to resume "preclearing" any changes to its voting laws, the first enforcement action by the Obama administration since the Supreme Court tossed out a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

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5 things about the controversy surrounding AG Eric Holder

Holder under fire for phone records, subpoenas

Attorney General Eric Holder, a political lightning rod for Republican critics of the Obama administration, is under fire for two cases involving secret subpoenas or searches for phone records and other information of journalists involved in reports about leaked classified information.