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Abraham Lincoln signed the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862. He issued the formal Emancipation Proclamation the following January. Lincoln was under tremendous pressure to withdraw emancipation as a precondition for peace talks with the Confederacy. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lincoln prioritized democracy over his political future. A new biography explains why

Presidential historian Jon Meacham speaks with NPR about his new biography, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle. It examines Lincoln's actions as well as motivations.

Abraham Lincoln signed the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862. He issued the formal Emancipation Proclamation the following January. Lincoln was under tremendous pressure to withdraw emancipation as a precondition for peace talks with the Confederacy. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lincoln prioritized democracy over his political future. A new biography explains why

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Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko speaks to reporters in front of a building destroyed by a Russian drone strike Monday. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

In Ukraine, trend lines point to escalation, not an endgame

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In Ukraine, trend lines point to escalation, not an endgame

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President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announce the student debt relief application is now live. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Education

You can now apply for Biden's student loan relief plan. Here's how

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You can now apply for Biden's student loan relief plan. Here's how

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Wei Kang Ding and Judy Zhu outside of a candidate debate hosted by high school students on Sept. 28. in Johns Creek, Ga. Ding and Zhu say they are still doing their election research. Sam Gringlas/WABE hide caption

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Suburbs delivered recent wins for Georgia Democrats. This year, they're up for grabs

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