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    Obama Pledges to Degrade, Destroy ISIL

    In a televised address to the American people, President Obama outlines his strategy for countering the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group.

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    Message From Secretary Kerry on 9/11

    Kerry: "Life can change and even end in a minute, so those of us who are lucky to have today and many more days must make the most of those extra days..."

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    Remembering 9/11

    Portugal was the first country to honor the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001 (which included Portuguese citizens), just a month later in Lisbon, with a steel replica of the wreckage of New York’s Twin Towers, created by sculptor Augusto Cid. Explore these web-based interactive 9/11 timelines.

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    President Obama at NATO Summit

    President Obama says the creation of a NATO “rapid-reaction” force will serve as a signal to Russia to avoid any future aggression similar to the fighting in Ukraine.

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    GEP Delegation in Portugal

    The U.S. Department of State Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a high-profile entrepreneurship delegation that visited Portugal from July 14-17, 2014.  

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    Christopher Emdin Demystifies Math Teaching

    In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, the American Corners in Portugal welcomed Professor Christopher Emdin, the co-creator of the #HipHopEd media movement and the author of the recently released, award-winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation. 

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    Independence Day Celebration

    To celebrate America’s 238th birthday, Ambassador Robert Sherman and Ms. Kim Sawyer hosted a traditional Independence Day reception at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.  

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    USAFE Band Puts on Concert at Castle

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Band’s “Touch N Go” Rock Ensemble came to Lisbon on July 3rd and played for the visitors of the scenic Castelo de São Jorge.  

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    Disquiet in Lisbon

    The 4th annual Embassy-sponsored Disquiet Literary Program started in Lisbon on June 29 and runs for two weeks until July 11.  

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    APAO Moderates Fulbright Forum 2014

    The Fulbright Commission held their annual forum where Fulbright alumni talked about their professional and personal development experiences as well as their exchange experiences in the U.S. 


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