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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump greets supporters at a South Carolina campaign rally in Bluffton, S.C., on July 21, 2015. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump greets supporters at a South Carolina campaign rally in Bluffton, S.C., on July 21, 2015. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)
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This week in presidential politics, Donald Trump stayed out in front of a crowded Republican field. That field also got more crowded.

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore announced his candidacy, the 17th Republican do so. The first Republican debate is coming up next week in Cleveland. Who will be allowed on the main stage?

Meanwhile, Democrat Hillary Clinton outlined an ambitious plan to fight climate change, which critics say is flawed. She also called for the end of the Cuba embargo.

NPR politics editor Domenico Montanaro joins Julie Mason, host of the "Press Pool" on Sirius XM Radio, and Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson to recap news from the week in the race for 2016.

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This segment aired on July 31, 2015.

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