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Chinese characters don't readily work with the English-centric internet. The New Republic's Chris Beam tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Chinese use numbers that when pronounced, sound like words.
Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.
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A son with cerebral palsy inspires a new way to think about imperfection, exaltation and love in a new memoir by Brazilian novelist and screenwriter Diogo Mainardi.