Among the selections in this week’s In the News: a grab bag of profiles, some of which double as elegies.

Glamour magazine has Cate Edwards on her much-missed mother, Elizabeth Edwards.

At the Advocate, Barbra Streisand takes a moment during a gala to urge us, “Tell Me a Story.”

Some sad news at the New York Times about the death at 65 of banker Elouise Cobell, who sued the U.S. Department of Interior on behalf of Indian landholders — and won.

And at Vanity Fair, Suzanna Andrews catches up with Elizabeth Warren, chronicling “the Harvard professor’s emergence as a champion of the beleaguered middle class, and her fight against a powerful alliance of bankers, lobbyists, and politicians.”

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