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Drone ­se Takes Off on the Home Front

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In February, the Mesa County Sheriff's Department in Colorado tested a drone with an infrared camera; it measures about 36 inches wide.

Credit: Associated Press

With little public attention, dozens of universities and law-enforcement agencies have been given approval by federal aviation regulators to use unmanned aircraft known as drones, according to documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests by an advocacy group.

From The Wall Street Journal
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