Associate Attorney General Tony West, at podium, speaks at the Justice Department in Washington on Aug. 21. West is preparing to announce he is leaving government for a job in the private sector. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has asked the Justice Department to investigate a smear campaign against him. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A photo provided by the U.S. Marshal's office shows terrorism suspect Adel Daoud, of Hillside, Ill. Daoud, a 20-year-old U.S citizen, has denied government allegations that he accepted a phony car bomb from undercover FBI agents in 2012, parked it by a Chicago bar and pressed a trigger. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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Press materials are displayed on a table at the Justice Department in Washington on Monday before Attorney General Eric Holder was to speak at a news conference. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Debo Adegbile, special counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, speaks with the media outside the Supreme Court in Feb. 2013 after presenting arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The schizophrenia drug Risperdal was at the heart of government investigations into improper marketing that stretched back more than a decade. JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Justice Department, along with the Department of Education, is trying to stop what experts describe as a "school-to-prison pipeline." J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Despite a Supreme Court ruling that gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder wants a court to use another section of the 1965 law to require Texas to get the federal government's approval before changing its voting laws. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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