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If we must take the train to the place, we will have to wake up early that day. - "Should" in if-clause to mean "have to"?

No, they don't. If we should [do something] means "If it so happens that we do it", not "if we are obliged to do it". If you should see John, will you give him my regards?
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If we must take the train to the place, we will have to wake up early that day. - "Should" in if-clause to mean "have to"?

Should in an if-clause means possibility This is a different use of "should." This is along the lines of "If I should die before I wake," which means basically "If I were to ...
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Cancer patient says "I haven't got to be bored." --- Does it mean "I mustn't be bored"?

I put this in a comment, but since it's at odds with the only upvotable answer, I think I should actually post it. I've just listened to the utterance in context. I think you can tell from the ...
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