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A Saudi connection? ... Increase US presence in Syria ... Billy Paul dead at 80



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret documents concerning the September Eleventh attacks could shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attacks. And the Obama administration could soon release some of those 28 pages from a congressional inquiry. The panel's co-chair, Bob Graham, says the documents point suspicion at the Saudis. The disclosure would come at a time of strained U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, a long-time American ally.

AERZEN, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to announce Monday that he'll be increasing the U.S. troop presence in Syria in an effort to help local forces fight the Islamic State group. Right now there are 50 U.S. special operations forces in Syria, and 250 more personnel would be added.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Weekend vigils, marches and demonstrations have been held across the Los Angeles area to commemorate the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire more than a century ago. Tens of thousands rallied Sunday afternoon outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles. And a procession marched through the Little Armenia neighborhood. Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation Sunday declaring April 24 a statewide "Day of Remembrance of Armenian Genocide."

NEW YORK (AP) — The soul singer known for the hit "Me and Mrs. Jones" has died. Billy Paul died Sunday at his home in New Jersey. He was 80. Paul had been diagnosed recently with pancreatic cancer.

UNDATE (AP) — Sales of Prince's music have skyrocketed since the artist's death last week. Nielsen Music says that in the three days following his death, there were 2.3 million Prince song sales, including nearly 1 million on Thursday. Sales were led by "Purple Rain," followed by "When Doves Cry," ''Little Red Corvette" and "Let's Go Crazy." Albums sales were led by "The Very Best Of Prince." Prince was found dead Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in suburban Minneapolis.

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