Potential replacements include Solicitor General Don Verrilli Jr. and U.S. attorney Preet Bharara.
Attorney General Eric Holder, in a open letter to Ferguson residents, asked for calm and promised a thorough independent investigation.
The outgoing U.S. attorney general has ties to the NFL, having overseen the league’s investigation of Michael Vick.
Sari Horwitz and Al Kamen
Many names have been floated as the next attorney general, but the list appears to be narrowing.
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President Obama should name Eric Holder to a presidential commission on statehood for the District.
The attorney general, set to arrive in Ferguson on Wednesday, delivered a message to residents.
McCaskill was one of the quickest-reacting politicians.
The nation’s first black AG leaves polarizing legacy.