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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 24, 2018. Many major executives backed out of the event after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This year, some of the big corporate names are expected to return. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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In the weeks following the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump spent more time praising Saudi Arabia as a very important ally than he did reacting to the killing. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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The newly appointed Saudi energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman (left), meets with his father King Salman, in a handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency on Monday. Saudi Press Agency via AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Saudi Arabia's Energy Shake-Up Says About Its Oil Plans

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with a delegation of U.S. evangelical Christian leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters hide caption

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Evangelicals Seek Detente With Mideast Muslim Leaders As Critics Doubt Motives

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Hasan Minhaj performs in New York City in July. The Saudi government asked Netflix to remove an episode of the comedian's show Patriot Act that was critical of the regime over the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Ozy Media hide caption

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he doesn't doubt that Saudi Arabia's crown prince is culpable for the death of a Washington Post writer in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Trump says the U.S. will remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, despite the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose image was shown on a screen at a memorial earlier this month. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Says U.S. Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' Of Saudis, Despite Khashoggi Killing

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is shown during a visit to Spain in April. At 33, Mohammed is the kingdom's de facto ruler, and he faces increasing criticism for his handling of issues ranging from the Saudi role in Yemen's war to the recent disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey. Paul White/AP hide caption

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