Drones take next step with announcement of test sites

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Jeff Bezos tells Amazon customers to expect home delivery by drones

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Amazon.com hopes to deliver small packages to your home in just 30 minutes by unmanned drones within five years, chief executive Jeff Bezos said Sunday.

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Soldiers <3 robots: Military bots get awards, nicknames … funerals

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Operating in close proximity to improvised terrorist explosives is the kind of thing that forces friendships. But how would you feel if your partner was a robot? 

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Kerry: Obama has timeline for ending Pakistan drone strikes ‘very, very soon’

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that President Obama has a timeline for ending drone strikes in Pakistan, and “we hope it’s going to be very, very soon.”

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Former drone operator says he’s haunted by his part in more than 1,600 deaths

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A former Air Force drone operator who says he participated in missions that killed more than 1,600 people remembers watching one of the first victims bleed to death.

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EXCLUSIVE: CIA didn’t always know who it was killing in drone strikes, classified documents show

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About one of every four killed by drones in Pakistan over a 14-month period were listed as “other militants,” an NBC News review of classified intelligence reports shows.

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Obama announces narrower drone strike strategy

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President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he is narrowing the cases in which his administration will use remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, to kill suspected al Qaida terrorists.

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Holder says drone strikes since 2009 have killed four U.S. citizens

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On the eve of a major address by President Barack Obama on his counterterrorism policy, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that drone strikes since 2009 had killed four Americans overseas – one of whom, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was targeted in Yemen because he’d planned and was planning terrorist attacks on the United States – principally the plot to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Eve 2009.

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In the virtual cockpit: What it takes to fly a drone

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Drone pilots escape the physical demands and dangers of a traditional cockpit. There’s no g-force pinning them to their seats, no uncomfortable pressure suit to wear and no panic because the aircraft they are sitting in is spiraling out of control. 

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BREAKING: Congress to get classified drone info

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Reversing their earlier course, the White House will now brief members of Congress on a memo detailing the justification for drone strikes against U.S. citizens.

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EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

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A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

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