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Nats violated FAA regulations with drone use

The Washington Nationals’s use of a small drone to capture publicity photos during spring training in Florida did not gain federal approval, according to The Associated Press. 

The small, four-rotor drone hovered over Nats players over the course of a few days in Viera, Fla., where the team is tuning up for the 2014 season, according to the AP. 

Existing Federal Aviation Administration regulations bar drones for commercial purposes. 

“No, we didn’t get it cleared, but we don’t get our pop flies cleared either and those go higher than this thing did,” a team official told the AP. 

It was not immediately clear if the team faces any potential penalties for the violation. 

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FCC looks for input on school broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking the public to weigh in on the Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the federal program that puts broadband Internet in schools and libraries.

The commission issued a public notice on Thursday asking how it should best update the E-Rate program to meet President Obama’s goal of bringing high-speed Internet to 99 percent of the country’s students.

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