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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has praised Russia's preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi. Making his first trip to Sochi since being elected head of the IOC last month, Bach met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to inspect the host city. Russia is spending more than $50 billion on the Olympics, Putin's pet project. Preparations for the Olympics have been overshadowed by international criticism of a recently enacted Russian law banning ''gay propaganda'' among minors, which many worry may apply to gay athletes and visitors to the games. Chris Brown 's in the tightest legal trouble he's been in since the Rihanna beating. While there's confusion over details of the D.C. brawl -- no one's disputing Chris was involved, and that could mean a probation violation ... and ultimately, prison. The Spanish government summoned the American ambassador on Monday to address allegations that the National Security Agency collected data on millions of telephone calls in Spain. Adding to a spying scandal that includes France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico. Two Spanish newspapers reported Monday that the agency collected data on 60 million telephone calls. Dr. Conrad Murray was released from jail at 12:01 a.m. and managed to slip away from a crowd of reporters and Jackson's fans who had gathered at the jail for Murray's release. Jackson family friend David Gest. Since his conviction, Murray has adamantly denied his guilt in Jackson's death, he continues to challenge his conviction. In addition to a prison sentence, Murray's medical license was also suspended by the Medical Board of California. Murray's attorney, Valerie Wass, told the Los Angeles Times that Murray plans to practice medicine again someday.