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Va. schmoozed feds to get drone-testing site

The Federal Aviation Administration is soliciting proposals for six drone test sites, and Virginia officials are making their pitch.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:17am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, FAA

Drones moratorium advances to Va. governor's desk

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 03:19pm EST

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Va. Senate committee blocks use of drones for 2 years

A Senate committee has backed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police and government agencies.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 06:47am EST

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McDonnell: We should not be afraid of drones

The drones used by the military cost more than $4 million each, so no civilian agency is rushing to buy one. But there are simpler versions that can be used by law enforcement, and even simpler ones that are used by civilian hobbyists.

Sunday - 12/23/2012, 09:15am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

Hobbyist posts video of drone that can shoot (VIDEO)

The video, called "Citizen Drone Warfare," focuses on a drone mounted with a paintball pistol that flies over a field, hitting human-shaped targets with pellets.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 02:25pm EST

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Homeland Security increasingly loaning drones to local police (VIDEO)

The Department of Homeland Security and its Customs and Border Protection agency have deployed drones -- originally bought to guard America's borders -- to assist local law enforcement and other federal agencies on several occasions. The growing practice raises fears of militarization of local law enforcement, privacy intrusions and unchecked costs to taxpayers, The Guardian reports.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 10:46am EST

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Analysis: The drone groan costing taxpayers

The aerial drone, the government's signature weapon of modern warfare, may be great at hunting down the latest terrorist but its managers could use a lesson in bargain shopping.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:41am EDT

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