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Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch for Attorney General

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NBC News - President Barack Obama announced Loretta Lynch as his pick for attorney general on Saturday. If her nomination is approved, Lynch will become the first African-American woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.

"It's pretty hard to be more qualified for this job than Loretta," Obama said from the Roosevelt Room in the White House. Lynch is currently the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, which serves five counties, including Brooklyn and Queens.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his intention to resign in September.
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