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Putting a Dollar Sign on Jamal Khashoggi’s Life

Donald Trump doubled down on a multibillion-dollar transaction with the Saudis even after the crown prince allegedly ordered the murder of a journalist.
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Editor’s Note: This article is one of 50 in a series about Trump's first two years as president.

It was the year’s most horrifying whodunit. Who murdered and dismembered the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in October? The CIA came to the view that the murder couldn’t have happened without were read all over the world.

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