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Obama Will Appoint A New Attorney General

Arielle Samuelson |
November 7, 2014 | 5:22 p.m. PST

Web Producer

President Obama will announce Loretta Lynch as Attorney General on Saturday. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)
President Obama will announce Loretta Lynch as Attorney General on Saturday. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Loretta E. Lynch, an elite federal prosecutor in New York, is expected to be nominated by President Barack Obama Saturday to Attorney General.

Current Attorney General Eric Holder resigned in September after six years in office.  Eric Holder was the first African-American in the office; Loretta Lynch would be the first African-American woman to hold the title.

SEE ALSO: Eric Holder Steps Down As U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, who donated to Obama's campaign in 2008 but has no personal ties to the White House, joined a short-list candidates close to the president including the labor secretary, the solicitor general, and former White House counsel.

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Lynch graduated from Harvard with a bachelors and law degree. 

Read more at The New York Times.

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