Nation Feb 17

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Remembering Lincoln on Washington’s birthday

Happy Presidents Day. Unless you're Abe Lincoln, that is. As Hari Sreenivasan explained on Sunday's PBS NewsHour Weekend, the third Monday in February doesn't officially recognize the Great Emancipator. Instead, it's in the books as "Washington's Birthday." There is…

Dec 28

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President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, declaring all slaves in rebellion states as free and inviting them to join the Union forces fighting in the Civil War.