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A Senate panel voted Monday to block state and local police from using certain information they might get from federal agents despite claims it could lead to people dying in terrorist attacks. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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It’s hard to find military or national security experts who are not supporters, if not all-out cheerleaders, for the use of high-tech surveillance systems to protect the nation’s borders.

The Department of Homeland Security just launched its tenth Predator B Unmanned Aerial System, commonly known as a drone, and now both northern and southern borders are covered.

Even though they cost $18 million apiece, many experts say they’re worth every penny.