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Abdullah, who declined to give his last name, is a vendor of fragrant agarwood. “The crown prince is making everything better; I am in favor of everything he does,” Abdullah said Oct. 26, 2018, in the rural town of Ad Dilam, Saudi Arabia. (Kevin Sullivan/The Washington Post)

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Rashid al Awadin walked up, and the two men pressed their noses together in a traditional greeting popular here in this rural farm town, in the hot scrublands 70 miles south of the capital city, Riyadh.

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“Maybe he had a stroke,” Obili said of Khashoggi, who had been living in self imposed exile in Virginia. “I don’t think the crown prince would leave his important work to order the killing of one man.”

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