Obama advisers seek help from black leaders

President Obama meets with Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett personally briefed leading civil rights groups this week as President Obama seeks to preserve his support in the black community with his handling of a racially charged case in Ferguson, Mo.

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In Ferguson, Holder promises ‘thorough and fair’ inquiry

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Supreme Court puts Va. same-sex marriages on hold

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