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** FILE ** Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Texas leaders stand firm against Obamacare

Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the state's GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and other lawmakers in Austin on Monday to reiterate their opposition to "Obamacare" and call for flexibility in how they implement Medicaid, a health entitlement program for the poor that they view as broken.

A model of a military-style drone stands outside the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, before the start of a hearing on the Alameda County sheriff's plan to acquire a drone for aerial enforcement. (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, D. Ross Cameron)

FAA to hold online drone privacy forum

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday will host its first "online public engagement session" to allow the public to voice concerns over the threats to personal privacy posed by domestic drones.