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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and several religious leaders are expected to join Holder at the Jewish Community Center for an interfaith service for the victims Thursday.

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Frazier Glenn Cross is charged with capital murder and premeditated first-degree murder in the killings Sunday of Dr.

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CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - South Carolina on Friday honored a late judge who in 1951 issued a fiery dissent in the first case that challenged racial segregation in U.S. schools.

In a garden beside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston, officials including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a life-sized monument to federal Judge J. Waties Waring more than 60 years after he defied southern segregation that had stood since 1896, when it was ruled constitutional as long as facilities for blacks and whites were "separate but equal.

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April 3, 2014: Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.AP

The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Thursday endorsed shorter federal prison sentences for most drug dealers -- but not before members of the agency scolded Attorney General Eric Holder for unilaterally pushing those changes weeks earlier. 

"That unprecedented instruction disrespected our statutory role," said Judge William H. Pryor Jr., who sits on the commission. 

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Reps vote to hold Lerner in contempt
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:00

FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House committee is voting whether to hold the former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

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Attorney General Eric Holder got into a heated argument with a Republican congressman Tuesday over the still-pending contempt case against him. 

Holder was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee when Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, began pressing him for documents in a separate investigation. Gohmert brought up an apparent sore spot, referencing the 2012 House vote finding Holder in contempt of Congress. 

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"I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight," Gohmert said.

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April 1, 2014: Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference in New York.AP

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to "explore" as part of its gun control efforts. 

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations. 

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FILE: May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP

A House committee will meet next week to consider whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa announced Thursday. 

The former IRS official has twice appeared before Congress, and twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions, regarding the IRS targeting scandal. But Republicans argue she waived that right -- and have scheduled a meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 10 to weigh contempt.

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FILE: May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP

A House committee will meet next week to consider whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa announced Thursday. 

The former IRS official has twice appeared before Congress, and twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions, regarding the IRS targeting scandal. But Republicans argue she waived that right -- and have scheduled a meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 10 to weigh contempt.

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FILE: May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP

A House committee will meet next week to consider whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa announced Thursday. 

The former IRS official has twice appeared before Congress, and twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions, regarding the IRS targeting scandal. But Republicans argue she waived that right -- and have scheduled a meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 10 to weigh contempt.

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