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When his wife and young daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972, Joe Biden struggled to acknowledge his grief publicly. "He didn't want to become a symbol of human vulnerability," Evan Osnos says. "But it was thrust upon him and he had to decide whether to embrace it." Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biography Traces Political Mistakes And Personal Scars That Shaped Joe Biden

The New Yorker's Evan Osnos writes about the candidate's enduring quest to become president. He says Joe Biden has a different mindset today than he once had: "He's a man who is at peace."

When his wife and young daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972, Joe Biden struggled to acknowledge his grief publicly. "He didn't want to become a symbol of human vulnerability," Evan Osnos says. "But it was thrust upon him and he had to decide whether to embrace it." Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Biography Traces Political Mistakes And Personal Scars That Shaped Joe Biden

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From WHYY in Philadelphia