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    Seven Republican presidential candidate hopefuls gathered in Charleston, South Carolina for the first GOP debate of 2016. In between all candidates attacking President Obama, however, the evening often turned into a one-on-one battle between Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz. (Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)

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GOP candidates spar in SC presidential debate

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