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U.S. Court Releases Obama Administration's 'Drone Memo'

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An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on Jan. 31, 2010. U.S. drone strikes killed at least 13 people in two separate strikes Wednesday and Thursday in Pakistan's tribal area. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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A 2011 photo shows an AeroVironment Puma drone being prepared for launch by University of Alaska researchers. The FAA says it approved BP's use of the drone to survey oil fields in Alaska. Keith Cunningham/AP hide caption

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Jeff Blank, of Los Angeles-based Drone Dudes, prepares a quadcopter for takeoff. The drone has to chase a motorcycle down a hill. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

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Merrill uses a drone to take aerial shots of Santa Cruz, Calif. Courtesy of David Merrill hide caption

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As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints

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North Dakota farmer Jim Reimers shows off one of the drones he uses to collect data on his family's 30,000-acre farm. Steve Henn/NPR hide caption

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High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

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In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010. SITE Intelligence Group/AP hide caption

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Drone Journalism Lab researcher Ben Kreimer is limited to testing drones indoors. Courtesy of Drone Journalism Lab hide caption

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

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A water-collecting drone hovers at a testing site in Lincoln, Neb., in 2013. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on rules for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

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In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010. SITE Intelligence Group/AP hide caption

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