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So, What Was the Deal With the Orb?

An image of the president inaugurating a counterterrorism center with the Saudi and Egyptian leaders went viral.
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President Trump’s visit this weekend to Saudi Arabia was largely hailed as a success: He appeared to enjoy himself on his first foreign trip as president; he announced billions in Saudi investment in the U.S.; and his speech on terrorism was well received. But it was one photograph Sunday that got much of

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