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  • Special Feature: Thanksgiving Day 2014 (see more)
    Special Feature: Thanksgiving Day 2014 (see more)

    Every Thanksgiving, we remember the story of the Pilgrims who came to America in search of a better life and religious freedom. Much has changed in the four centuries since these humble settlers landed at Plymouth Rock.  

  • November 10 - 16, 2014: President Obama’s Trip to China, Burma and Australia
    November 10 - 16, 2014: President Obama’s Trip to China, Burma and Australia (see more)

    On his sixth trip to Asia as President, and second trip to the region in 2014 alone, President Obama travels to Beijing, China for the APEC Leaders Meeting and a bilateral state visit with President Xi; to Nay Pyi Taw and Rangoon, Burma for the East Asia Summit and U.S.-ASEAN Summit as well as a bilateral visit; and to Brisbane, Australia for the G20.  

  • Special Feature: International Education Week 2014 (see more)
    Special Feature: International Education Week 2014 (see more)

    International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. 

  • APEC 2014 (see more)
    APEC 2014 (see more)

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC's 21 Member Economies are the United States; Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Republic of Korea... 

  • U.S. Response & Assistance: Ebola Outbreak
    Special Feature: U.S. Response & Assistance: Ebola Outbreak (see more)

    Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

 

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