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Only in America: The military-grade news tool

And now for the local news, brought to you by nosy drones — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Local TV stations may soon use drones to hover over the scenes of news stories and shoot video. Drones are more cost-effective than helicopters and can get behind the scenes better than cameramen or reporters, says a lawyer for the National Press Photographers Association. He predicts a wave of lawsuits by videotaped people claiming intrusion on "their privacy rights."