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BALTIMORE (AP) — Few in Baltimore expected it to happen so quickly -- today's announcement that charges have been filed against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that Gray's death was a homicide -- and that his arrest itself was illegal. And she said his treatment by police amounted to murder and manslaughter. Mosby offered details on what happened to Gray during his arrest and his more-than 30-minute ride in a police wagon -- some of which contradicted what police have said.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's police union is standing by the six officers who've been charged in the death of Freddie Gray. In a letter to the city's top prosecutor before the charges were announced, the head of the union said none of the officers were responsible for Gray's death. He says they all balanced their obligations to protect Gray with their duties to protect the public.

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to the killing of Freddie Gray, President Barack Obama says it's "absolutely vital" that the truth about what happened to him comes out. Speaking shortly after the charges against six police officers were announced, Obama said justice needs to be served and all of the evidence needs to be presented. He said the officers are entitled to due process.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A poll indicates that Americans are suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy. A majority of the people polled by The Associated Press and GfK say she's strong and decisive. But only a minority find her inspiring and likeable. And three out of five said the word "honest" describes her only slightly well or not at all. Even so, she is viewed more favorably than her potential Republican rivals, none of whom are as well-known as she is.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stepchildren of a woman who was killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner have sued him. The wrongful death case was filed today in Los Angeles by the stepchildren of Kim Howe, whose car was pushed into oncoming traffic after Jenner's sport utility vehicle collided with it on Pacific Coast Highway in February. Jenner has not been charged in the case. An investigation is ongoing.

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