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President Barack Obama Responds To Baltimore Police Being Charged For The Death Of Freddie Gray

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The news broke Friday that six Baltimore police officers would indeed be facing criminal charges for their part in the death of Freddie Gray.

Now President Barack Obama has made a statement on the importance of this decision.

[ Related: Donald Trump Blames President Obama For The Baltimore Protests ]

The POTUS — and former lawyer — refused to give his legal opinion on the case but did say it was "absolutely vital that the truth comes out."

See his full statement (below)!

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Bruce Jenner Sued For Wrongful Death In Fatal Car Accident!

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After all Bruce Jenner has been through in recent weeks, we're pretty sure this is not the news he wanted to hear.

He recently revealed he is undergoing a gender transition, and now he has something else weighing on him.

As you know, Bruce was involved in a fatal car accident on the PCH in Malibu back in February. And while he isn't being formally pursued over the matter by the law because the investigation is still under way, he is being pursued by the victim's family!

[ Related: Demi Lovato Explains Why She Dedicated Her Song To Bruce! ]

Kim Howe was sadly killed in the car accident, and now her two stepchildren want Bruce to pay up.

They are claiming in a lawsuit against the former Olympian that he was "careless and negligent" when he hit her car and caused it to cross into oncoming traffic.

While he was believed to be to blame in that he wasn't paying attention, he wasn't breaking other laws like speeding. However,

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Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Have To Split Uptown Funk Royalties ELEVEN WAYS Due To Similarities To This Classic Funk Hit!

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Uptown Funk gonna give it to ya! And by "it" we mean a sizable royalty check!

With 575 million YouTube hits and 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Uptown Funk was a massive hit for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

Oh, and four other people too.

[ Video: This Harry Potter Uptown Funk Parody Is Full Of Dark Magic And Fresh Beats! ]

The song originally had six credited songwriters — Mark, Bruno, Bruno's partner Phillip Lawrence, producer Devon Gallaspy (for the All Gold Everything excerpts) along with Trinidad James, and co-producer Jeffrey Bhasker.

But now, thanks to a new legal settlement, the megahit is being credited to five more writers!

After a claim that part of the song sounded similar to

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It's Official — Donald Sterling's Former Mistress V. Stiviano Is No Longer A Kept Woman! She's Out Of Her Million Dollar Condo And Back To Driving A Hyundai!

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It's been a rough time for V. Stiviano!

Earlier this April, a Los Angeles judge ordered that the famous supposed side-piece to Ex-Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, evacuate her $1.8 million dollar condo and return $800,000 worth of gifts.

Talk about an epic fall from grace.

The rumored mistress was spotted on Thursday moving out of her former condo and getting into a tattered Hyundai Alantra — which is certainly a step down from the Ferrari she's used to driving around in.

[ Related: Donald Was Just Caught At Home With V. ]

The loss of luxury resulted from Donald's wife, Shelly, who sued V. for being her husband's mistress and banking rolling her lavish lifestyle.

If you don't recall — less than a week after the lawsuit was filed, the infamous racist recording that resulted in Donald's ban from the NBA was leaked to the public.

Coincidence?? We don't think so either!!

Regarding the lawsuit, the billionaire's estranged wife stated:

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Baltimore Police WILL Be Charged With Homicide For Freddie Gray's Death

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After weeks of unrest in Baltimore, sparked by the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, it looks like protesters may finally be getting a modicum of the justice they seek.

Baltimore's Chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced Friday morning that the police WILL be held responsible for Gray's death.

[ Photos: Beyoncé Weighs In On Baltimore With Provocative Pictures ]

The 25-year-old suffered a spinal injury during his April 12 arrest, and Mosby says officers' failure to get him necessary medical attention OR to explain why he was being arrested OR how he received the injury were sufficient to warrant criminal charges.

A single officer faces second degree murder (depraved indifference) charges, while the others are being charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office, and false imprisonment.

See the passionate announcement and its intense reaction (below)!

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Rapper & Reality Star Yung Joc Arrested!

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It has not been a good day for the stars (and their cars) of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.

Rapper Yung Joc was pulled over in the ATL Thursday for speeding. The police ran his license and found out there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He's currently in custody.

But Yung Joc isn't the only star from the VH1 reality show to have some car problems today!

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A State Trooper Was Reprimanded For Taking A Photo With Snoop Dogg — Now He Plans To Sue!

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Who knew one seemingly harmless photo could cause so much trouble?

According to legal docs, a state trooper in Dallas is suing his bosses for penalizing him with "disciplinary counseling" after he took a photo with Snoop Dogg.

The whole mess started when the trooper, Billy Spears, posed for a pic with Snoop at SXSW where the rapper gave a keynote speech.

While the snap was completely lighthearted, Billy's department was NOT happy and they punished him with disciplinary counseling, a move which could prevent the trooper from seeking future advancement in the force.

[ Related: Snoop Announces New HBO Series In The Works! ]

What's unfair about this situation is that the Drop It Like It's Hot singer is the one who requested the photo and then later posted it to Instagram!

In defense of the punishment, Spears' superiors cited Snoop's criminal background as casting a negative light on the department.

Billy is now filing a civil lawsuit against his bosses because he feels like the punishment was motivated by previous conflicts and not S.D.'s criminal past.

So, whose side are YOU on?!

[Image via Instagram.]

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