|The Senate vote was 75 to 21. Eric H. Holder Jr. was confirmed today as attorney general, becoming the first African American to head the Justice Dept. Holder is a former prosecutor and his confirmation will trigger reviews of a variety of Bush administration policies, including harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects, the military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay and warrantless surveillance.
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