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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announces the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group during a Jan. 27, 2012, news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Attorney General Eric Holder announces the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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The Justice Department said it will allow a merger between the New York Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse AG that would create the world's largest stock exchange operator, pending the sale of a third, smaller American stock exchange operator. (The Associated Press)

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'WHIPPING BOY': Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls the Justice Department report a politically motivated assault by the Obama administration. (Associated Press)

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AT&T Inc. and the Justice Department agreed Dec. 12, 2011, to put off their upcoming antitrust trial over the phone company's proposed acquisition of smaller rival T-Mobile USA. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is seen on multiple television screens, at Justice Department on Wednesday during a news conference to discuss results of the U.S. prosecution of an international criminal network organized to sexually exploit children. (Associated Press)

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Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., arrives to a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing looking into the Justice Department's firearms trafficking investigation, Operation Fast and Furious, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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William McMahon, ATF Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations, is seen during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing looking into the Justice Department's firearms trafficking investigation, Operation Fast and Furious, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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William Newell, Former ATF Special Agent in Charge Phoenix Field Division, is seen during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing looking into the Justice Department's firearms trafficking investigation, Operation Fast and Furious, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Lorren Leadmon, ATF Intelligence Operations Specialist, is seen during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing looking into the Justice Department's firearms trafficking investigation, Operation Fast and Furious, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Carlos Canino, ATF acting attaché to Mexico, is seen during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the Justice Department's "Fast and Furious" firearms trafficking investigation on Capitol Hill on July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Jose Wall, ATF senior special agent, is seen during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the Justice Department's "Fast and Furious" firearms trafficking investigation on Capitol Hill on July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Darren Gil, former ATF attaché to Mexico, is seen during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the Justice Department's "Fast and Furious" firearms trafficking investigation on Capitol Hill on July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, and Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., listen to opening statements from the witnesses during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing looking into the Justice Department's firearms trafficking investigation, Operation Fast and Furious, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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From left, Jose Wall, ATF Senior Special Agent, Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico, Lorren Leadmon, ATF Intelligence Operations Specialist, William Newell, Former ATF Special Agent in Charge listen during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing looking into the Justice Department's firearms trafficking investigation, Operation Fast and Furious, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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From left, Jose Wall, ATF Senior Special Agent, Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attach to Mexico, Lorren Leadmon, ATF Intelligence Operations Specialist, William Newell, Former ATF Special Agent in Charge, and William McMahon, ATF Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations, are sworn in during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing looking into the Justice Department's firearms trafficking investigation, Operation Fast and Furious, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, wants the Justice Department to halt Utah's guest-worker program for illegal immigrants, calling it "unconstitutional." (Associated Press)

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Dani Moore keeps her service rat, Hiyo Silver, on her shoulder in Hesperia, Calif. On March 15, the Department of Justice announced a new set of guidelines for its Americans With Disabilities Act that limits service animals to dogs and some miniature horses. (Associated Press)

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Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent SA has agreed to pay more than $137 million to settle charges brought against it by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)