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An attendee shoots video of a Parrott Mini Drone during the CES Unveiled press event in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2014.

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An attendee shoots video of a Parrott Mini Drone during the CES Unveiled press event in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2014.

Drone Deliveries as Publicity Stunts

If there’s a quick route to media attention these days, it involves drones. First, Amazon.com unveiled a proposal on CBS’s “60 Minutes” to deliver packages via small unmanned copters. Lakemaid Beer of Wisconsin became a darling of the Internet last...

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An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter by Northrop Grumman on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. on Sept. 17, 2013.

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An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter by Northrop Grumman on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. on Sept. 17, 2013.

Northrop Grumman Led All Companies in Lobbying Last Year

In a year that saw Northrop Grumman Corp. fend off efforts to curb purchases of its Global Hawk Block 30 drones and fight defense spending cuts, the No. 5 U.S. contractor spent more money to lobby the government than any...

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Obama State of the Union by Harrer

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Bloomberg Photo / Andrew Harrer

Obama: ‘The Danger Remains’

“When I took office, nearly 180,000 Americans were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said President Barack Obama, who opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq before his election to the Senate from Illinois yet has executed a hard-charging ground and drone...

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This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs.

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This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs.

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat — Yet the FAA Slows Amazon’s Drones

Jeff Bezos, meet the FAA. The entrepreneur behind Amazon.com may have his eyes on the skies, with a vision of ultra-swift delivery of goods by drones. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration plans to bar operation of unmanned aircraft flying a...

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Protestors against the use of drone strikes by the U.S. military hold a model of a drone aircraft during the "March On Wall Street South" rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

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Protestors against the use of drone strikes by the U.S. military hold a model of a drone aircraft during the "March On Wall Street South" rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 4

That’s how many American citizens have been killed by U.S. drone strikes since 2009. Attorney General Eric Holder made the disclosure yesterday in a letter to Sen. Pat Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee. Drones are...

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The X-47B drone is launched from the USS George H.W. Bush, on May 14, 2013.

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The X-47B drone is launched from the USS George H.W. Bush, on May 14, 2013.

George Bush Launches Drone

That’s the USS George H.W. Bush, his grandson is proud to note, that launched the first of many drones the Navy hopes to deploy aboard aircraft carriers. The GHWB making waves today…X-47B makes historic carrier launch cnet.co/128V9f3 via @cnet #gonavy...

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Sen. Rand Paul addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Sen. Rand Paul addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Paul, Citing Lincoln, Ignores Abe’s Own Power Grab

It’s the rare politician who can make effective use of irony, given that as a rhetorical device it often sails right over the heads of many listeners. So we doubt that Sen. Rand Paul was going for ironic effect when, at...

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The new website of Hillary Clinton in Washington.

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The new website of Hillary Clinton in Washington.

Gridiron’s ‘Hillary’: ‘Will You Select Me, Will You Elect Me, When I’m 69?’

The president tends to hog the headlines when he shows up at the Gridiron Club’s spring dinner — as President Barack Obama has done only twice since moving to the White House. This year, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal managed to...

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A drone protest outside the  White House in this file photo.

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A drone protest outside the White House in this file photo.

Holder to Paul: ‘The Answer… is No’

Sen. Rand Paul, the Republican  from Kentucky who held the Senate floor past midnight with a filibuster against the confirmation of John Brennan for CIA director, may have gone on for 13 hours with questions about the limits of American...

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