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U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered With Department of Transportation

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    The federal government will announce a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation, NBC news has learned.

    The government has been concerned about the rise in close calls between unmanned drones and aircraft flying into and out of some of the nation's biggest airports. The plan is expected to be announced Monday.

    Under the plan, the government would work with the drone industry to set up a structure for registering the drones, and the regulations could be in place by Christmas.