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BREAKING: Attorney General Eric Holder to step down: NPR

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Eric Holder, the U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation, according to NPR.

NPR and other news organizations are reporter the 63-year-old intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as a successor is confirmed, which could be months from now.

NPR also quoted a former U.S. government official as saying Holder was "adamant" about leaving soon so as not to be locked into staying for the rest of President Obama's second term.

Holder is the first black U.S. attorney general and one of the longest-serving cabinet members of Obama's administration.

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