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Delegates protest on the floor on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. ( Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Delegates protest on the floor on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. ( Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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On the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, delegates approved a new platform, shortly after staving off opposition from "Never Trump" forces who wanted to change party rules.

The platform embraces some of Donald Trump's signature issues, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but moves right on a number of social issues such as marriage equality.

WBUR senior political reporter Anthony Brooks reports from the convention.
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Anthony Brooks, WBUR senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

This segment aired on July 19, 2016.

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