Obama to visit Pittsburgh on Thursday for conference

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement on Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The president said the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America's interests depend on helping Afghanistan's struggling government fight continuing threats from the Taliban and others. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Obama travels to Pittsburgh on Thursday to host a conference on the future of innovation in this country and around the world.

The White House Frontiers Conference is being co-hosted by University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

It will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology and innovation “and the new technologies, challenges and goals that will continue to shape the 21st century and beyond.

The president is to deliver a speech and participate in a panel discussion at Carnegie Mellon University.

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