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Holder resigning as attorney general

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington. Holder is resigning after serving as head of the Justice Department for six years. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general.

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Holder applies same-sex marriage ruling to Justice

Eric Holder

In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

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