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Michael Bloomberg Lays SMACKDOWN on Conspiracy-Floating Wolf Blitzer

During an interview with Wolf Blitzer, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg exploded when asked whether the FAA's Israel travel advisory.
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Fly the Unmanned Skies: FAA Approves Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

Fly the Unmanned Skies: FAA Approves Commercial Drone Flights Over Land
The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. The BP energy corporation and drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, California, have been given permission to use a Puma drone to survey pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, the agency said. The first flight took place on Sunday.
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FAA Says Electronics During Takeoff and Landing Are Not a Safety Risk

FAA Says Electronics During Takeoff and Landing Are Not a Safety Risk
With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings.
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Lawmakers Prioritized Flight Delays Over Food Assistance

Lawmakers Prioritized Flight Delays Over Food Assistance
Two months into the sequester, lawmakers have prioritized flight delays over food assistance. Citing significant concerns about the inconvenience of flight delays caused by the furlough of air-traffic controllers, the Senate passed a bill allowing the FAA to re-direct funds.
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