Obama Appoints Loretta Lynch, First African-American Woman U.S. Attorney General

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Here's the name you need to know this weekend: Loretta Lynch.
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The New York-based federal prosecutor has been nominated for the Cabinet post of U.S. Attorney General by President Barack Obama. If confirmed, Lynch would be the first African-American woman to hold the lofty role.
On Friday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called Lynch a "strong, independent prosecutor." In today's nomination, President Obama added that the Harvard Law School graduate had "a fierce commitment to equal justice under the law."
In today's press conference, Lynch called the moment humbling. "I'll wake up every morning with the protection of the American people my first thought," the 55-year-old North Carolina native said of her new duties. Lynch, who now awaits confirmation by the Senate, will replace the outgoing AG Eric Holder, who was the first African-American to hold that title. Will history be made again? (Washington Post)


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