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Obama is expected to nominate Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

CNN reports that President Obama is expected to tap Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

If Lynch is indeed nominated and accepts, she would be the first African-American woman to fill the position. Former attorney general Eric Holder resigned last month after six years in the role.

Lynch's office was responsible for indicting Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) for fraud charges in April. One of her other notable cases is the 1997 sexual assault of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant, by New York police, for which one officer was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

An announcement about Lynch's nomination is expected within the next few days, sources told CNN.