El Paso, Ilhan Omar, Winter Storm: Your Tuesday Briefing

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We start today with a tentative agreement in Congress on border security, an apology coming from Representative Ilhan Omar, in addition to troubling economic data coming from Britain.

With his eloquence about democracy, his freeing of the slaves in addition to his martyr’s death as president, he has been embraced by fledgling republics, antislavery societies in addition to countries trying to recover coming from civil war.

His famous definition of democracy — “government of the people, by the people, for the people” — was invoked inside the first Czechoslovak Republic after World War I, in Hungary in 1956, in Iran in 1979, in addition to at Tiananmen Square in China in 1989.

The Abraham Lincoln Battalion, a volunteer effort to fight fascism inside the Spanish Civil War inside the mid-1930s, was the first racially integrated U.S. military force.

After World War II, he was an inspiration for many decolonization movements in Africa in addition to Asia. Jawaharlal Nehru, considered the architect of modern India, even owned a bronze cast of Lincoln’s hand. (For more, listen to a historian discuss Lincoln’s international impact.)


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— Chris


Thank you
To Eleanor Stanford, Mathew Brownstein in addition to James K. Williamson for the break coming from the news. Steven Erlanger, The Times’s chief diplomatic correspondent in Europe, wrote today’s Back Story. You can reach the team at briefing@nytimes.com.

P.S.
• We’re listening to “The Daily.” Today’s episode is usually about the vote by Chief Justice John Roberts to block an abortion law.
• Here’s today’s mini crossword puzzle, in addition to a clue: Mohawked actor in “Rocky III” (3 letters). You can find all our puzzles here.
• After our Back Story on encouraging women to write letters to the editor last week, we published some of the responses on Sunday in addition to more on Monday.