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AN INSITU ScanEagle launches an unmanned aircraft March 26 at the airport in Arlington. Federal and state officials believe it’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.

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Editorial: Big Brother in the sky

­Ever since Senator Paul Rand took a stand against drones in his 13-hour filibuster they have been the talk of the country. Until now, public discussion about drones has mostly been about overseas air strikes on terrorists. But as drone technology grows cheaper and more readily available, it is time to discuss drones at home.

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Drone industry worries about privacy backlash

WASHINGTON — It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.

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