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  • Attorney General Eric Holder unknowingly used incorrect data in October 2012 when touting the Justice Department's successes in fighting mortgage fraud. (Associated press)

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  • ** FILE ** Part of a cache of seized weapons is displayed Jan. 25, 2011, at a news conference in Phoenix. The ATF received fire over a Phoenix-based gun-trafficking investigation called "Fast and Furious," in which agents allowed hundreds of guns into the hands of straw purchasers in hopes of making a bigger case. Two of those weapons were found in December at the fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: The contempt of Justice

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  • The Director of National Intelligence has concluded that United States Investigations Services failed to conduct a proper background check on NSA data leaker Edward Snowden. (Associated Press)

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  • Media executive Barry Diller speaks with reporters at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 12, 2012. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • **FILE** President Obama applauds in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 18, 2013, during his announcement that he would nominate Thomas E. Perez (right) for Labor secretary. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican (Associated Press)

    Grassley: Why were ‘racist’ acts tolerated at Justice Department?

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