Everybody Has Their Burdens

Between harried campaign stops in Colorado last Friday, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Elizabeth Edwards sat down and spoke with TIME's Karen Tumulty for nearly an hour. Heinz Kerry grew up in Africa, married a Senator who was also heir to the Heinz-condiment fortune, then saw her life shattered when he died in a 1991 plane crash. Her second marriage, in 1995, was to another Senator named John--this one aiming for the White House. Edwards, a Navy brat, is an accomplished bankruptcy lawyer who married her law school classmate before he made millions dazzling juries across North Carolina. Their 16-year-old son's 1996...

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