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The Use and Abuse of a New Technology: Unmanned Aircraft

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The use of un-manned, remote-control aircraft by the Pentagon and the CIA has created bitter controversy overseas.  What's in store for the same technology applied here in the US for border control, local law enforcement and other civilian applications? Also, the battle to stop oil coming ashore in Mississippi River Delta, and a dramatic rise in insurance rates — which influenced debate on healthcare reform — has now been cancelled.  Anthem Blue Cross of California says its costs won't be going up so much after all.

Banner image: A RQ-1 Predator from the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron lands January 20, 2004 at Tallil Air Base, Iraq. Photo: Suzanne M. Jenkins/US Air Force via Getty Images

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