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More details are coming out about the FAA's highly anticipated drone rule, which the agency is expected to release before the end of this year.

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The Washington Post - President Obama has said that he will lay out his proposal to overhaul the U.S. immigration system and will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Nov. 21.

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POLITICO - The FAA has been slow to respond to congressional mandates on integrating drones into the U.S. national airspace. In addition, the FAA will not be in charge of handling privacy concerns surrounding drones.

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The Obama administration is preparing to roll out a series of environmental measures in the next two months that could rival anything seen since George H. W. Bush signed a rewrite of the clean air Act in 1990.

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The FAA will correct a final rule on when repair stations are required to report defects in aircraft being repaired. The correction is scheduled for publication in the November 10 Federal Register. The notice reinserts the word "serious" before language calling on stations to report "failure, malfunction, or defect of an article" within 96 hours.

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The U.S. Supreme Court said November 7 that it will hear a case challenging the distribution of tax subsidies in Obamacare, promising to place the president's healthcare law back at the center of the court's spotlight and could determine a significant part of the Affordable Care Act's future.

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The FAA has issued a maintenance update regarding weather reporting equipment (AWOS) in the Gulf of Mexico on platforms.

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President Obama asked the U.S. Congress this week for $6.18 billion to contain and end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The money would go toward both domestic preparedness and bolstering the capacity of the other countries vulnerable to an outbreak.

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During this busy fire season, numerous questions have arisen regarding the procurement of aircraft services as it relates to using either a USFS or DOI contract aircraft, and when does the initial hiring mechanism change from one agency to another agency? The helicopter manager and vendor are the responsible parties in determining the initial path to take, depending on the original resource order and contract jurisdiction.

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The emergence of Ebola on U.S. soil just weeks before the midterm elections is forcing politicians to figure out how to talk about the public health challenges from the lethal virus, including calls for flight bans, demands for an "Ebola Czar," and criticism of the Obama administration response.

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