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Official says Holder resigning as attorney general

3 years 11 hours 29 minutes ago Thursday, September 25 2014 Sep 25, 2014 September 25, 2014 9:03 AM September 25, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder's departure later Thursday.

Holder is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job.

He plans to remain at the Justice Department until his successor is in place.

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