SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Donald Trump has won South Carolina’s primary, cementing his status as a formidable front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Trump’s big win in a deeply religious southern state shows that his tough talk, penchant for controversy and hardline immigration views outweighs his past social liberalism with enough voters — and keep him in the driver’s seat for the nomination, with a series of Deep South states set to vote in the coming weeks

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