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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, shown speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference on Friday, will be stepping down from his position as soon as a replacement is appointed. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images hide caption

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

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Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Ferguson, Mo., residents Angela Whitman (left) and Jill Richards on Wednesday at Drake's Place Restaurant about issues surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. J.B. Forbes/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

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A sign posted on a roadside fence outside a Dow Chemicals plant in Freeport, Texas. The front-runner for governor, GOP Attorney General Greg Abbott, sparked controversy recently by suggesting citizens should simply go to nearby chemical and fertilizer plants and ask what's being stored there if they are worried about hazardous materials. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Former Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion last week. He is one of several prominent individuals calling for better legal representation for the poor. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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