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MD, VA, NJ support applications to test drones

The governors of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey have thrown their support behind three universities' applications to collaborate on a test site for drones.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 03:54pm EDT

Tags: Unmanned Aircraft System, FAA, Drones, Bob McDonnell

US scrambles to collect intelligence on al-Qaida

Al-Qaida has been rebuilding itself, little by little, despite the withering drone attacks that have killed key figures including Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. But much of that rebuilding may be going on outside the view of the U.S. intelligence community.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 07:19am EDT

Tags: j.j. green, al-Qaida, Drones

PETA drones to target illegal hunters

The animal rights group PETA hopes to use camera-equipped drones to catch illegal hunting and baiting practices in the U.S.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:31am EDT

Tags: Drones, peta, hunting, dick uliano, Ingrid Newkirk

Spy in the Sky: The future of drone surveillance

Inside two noisy hangars about a mile apart sit two of the Navy's most important and carefully guarded projects that could radically alter maritime intelligence gathering.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:57am EDT

Tags: Navy, Drones, spy in the sky, j.j. green

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Rand Paul wants influence in growing the GOP

After drawing national attention with his 13-hour filibuster on the government's use of drones, Sen. Rand Paul has emerged as a potential new leader of the Republican Party. But he doesn't necessarily see himself in that position.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 10:23am EDT

Tags: Rand Paul, republicans, presidential election, Drones

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Spy in the Sky: Unlikely bedfellows

In the WTOP series "Spy in the Sky," we examine the types of drones used by the U.S. military and fears about targeted killings, both at home and abroad.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck, the spy in the sky, Drones

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Spy in the Sky: Store-bought spies in rural Va.

Russell County in Southwest Virginia is perhaps an unlikely place for the front lines of the drone debate, but the county has purchased two drones.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 05:51am EDT

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck, spy in the sky, Russell County, Drones, Federal Aviation Administration

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Spy in the Sky: A close encounter

On March 5, a drone came within 200 feet of a Boeing 777, leading to a momentary scramble to determine the origin and coordinates of the drone.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 12:18pm EDT

Tags: Drones, John F. Kennedy Airport, jj green, spy in the sky

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Spy in the Sky: Grounded in the nation's capital

In the WTOP series "Spy in the Sky," we examine the types of drones used by the U.S. military and fears about targeted killings, both at home and abroad.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: Adam Eidinger, Drones, spy in the sky, Andrew Mollenbeck, Federal Aviation Administration

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