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    Reports: Saudi Arabia to Admit Khashoggi Killing

    As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh today, several outlets are reporting the Saudi government could admit to inadvertently killing dissident journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi this month at its consulate in Istanbul. Sources suggest an explanation that absolves the Saudi leadership — such as that Khashoggi was killed during a botched interrogation — is likely. That would also align with President Donald Trump’s recent public speculation that “rogue killers” were to blame for the Washington Post columnist’s death.

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