09/26/2014 09:01 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2014

Eric Holder Resigns, Setting Up Fight Over Successor

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WASHINGTON — President Obama’s announcement on Thursday that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. would leave the administration sets up an election-season scramble for a replacement to carry on Mr. Holder’s civil rights crusade, wage rhetorical combat with Congress and manage the legal complexities of a presidency increasingly drawn into war with terrorists.

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