The Washington Post reports the Obama administration on Monday formally announced long-awaited curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, but the new rules will not cover local police departments, which have come under criticism in recent months over allegations that their officers profile suspects. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expanded Justice Department rules for racial profiling to prevent FBI agents from considering gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, in addition to race and ethnicity, when opening cases. The department also is banning racial profiling from national security cases for the first time. Holder’s revised policy covers state and local law enforcement officers while they participate in federal law enforcement task forces. But it is considered only guidance for police officers in state and local departments.