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Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal

As a longtime federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Loretta Lynch confronted murderers, the Mafia and violent drug peddlers. She is probably best known for convicting two New York police officers in the 1997 broomstick sodomizing of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. But President Obama's nominee to become the nation's first female African American attorney general took an unusual detour in the middle of that crime-fighting resume, an African sojourn that came after she lost her political appointment as a U.S. attorney when President Bush took office in 2001. That formative experience serving as a volunteer legal advisor to the International Criminal Tribunal in Rwanda gave...

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