Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general, replacing Eric Holder, KWCH
reported on April 27. Lynch, the country's first African-American woman to serve in the role, had her nomination held up more than five months over politicking in the Senate. "Ladies and gentlemen, it's about time," said Vice President Joe Biden at the swearing in ceremony. The Senate voted 56-43 on Thursday to confirm Lynch.