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Man Arrested for Flying Drone Too Close to the White House

Man Arrested for Flying Drone Too Close to the White House

By Josh Wolford May 15, 2015

Another day, another drone flying too close to the White House. The Secret Service arrested another person for flying something near the Presidential residence Thursday afternoon. From the New York Times: About 1 p.m., Secret Service uniformed officers saw a …

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