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    Trump Threatens Repercussions Over Khashoggi Killing

    President Donald Trump said it was “a little bit early” to draw conclusions about who killed dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul this month. Trump warned the U.S. response would be “very severe” if the Saudi government was proven responsible. Meanwhile, Turkish officials have expanded their search for Khashoggi’s body and are testing DNA samples from consular buildings. They’ve named Saudi intelligence officer Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a member of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage, as playing a “pivotal role” in Khashoggi’s assassination.

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