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Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects an honor guard during a visit to Manila, Philippines, on Feb. 9. Widodo's supporters see him as very different from the strongmen who have long run Indonesia. But he has dismayed some of his backers with his strong support of the death penalty. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indonesia's President: Fan Of Megadeth, Defender Of Death Penalty

Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.

Matt Sumell's fiction has appeared in Electric Literature, The Paris Review and McSweeney's, among other outlets. Courtesy of Henry Holt and Company hide caption

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Through 10 Years Of Mining His Grief, A Novelist Makes 'Nice'

Matt Sumell wrote Making Nice in part as a response to his mother's death from cancer. "I was using the good luck of bad luck," he says. "You use what hurts."

Who's Sorry Now? Ella Fitzgerald 0:14

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Sears — the Apple of its day for disruption and innovation — sold its own car from 1908 to 1912, before ceding the market to Ford and others. According to one expert, there hasn't been a successful new entrant into the industry in nearly a century. That track record could present a challenge to Apple, which is rumored to be thinking about launching its own line of electric cars. searsmotorbuggy.com hide caption

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Emily, Please Luke Doucet 1:25

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects an honor guard during a visit to Manila, Philippines, on Feb. 9. Widodo's supporters see him as very different from the strongmen who have long run Indonesia. But he has dismayed some of his backers with his strong support of the death penalty. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Minor Problem Big Lazy 0:59

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