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November 18, 2008 8:39 PM

America could get its first black attorney general

Eric Holder, a former No. 2 Justice Department official, has been told that he can become the nation's first African-American attorney general, a person with firsthand knowledge said Tuesday. While Obama hasn't formally tapped Holder, one person with direct knowledge said "it's his if he wants it."

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