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Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post
Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post

President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post. If Lynch is confirmed, she would replace Holder, the first African American to serve as attorney general. Obama will make the official announcement Saturday with Lynch and Holder at the White House before he leaves Sunday on a weeklong trip to Asia. The White House had originally planned to wait until Obama returned to Washington, but apparently changed its plans after numerous news organizations reported she was the likely pick. “Ms. Lynch is a...

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