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Rocky path for Amazon’s delivery drones

NEW YORK — Online retailer Amazon.com’s idea for super-fast delivery of packages by unmanned aerial drones faces considerable logistical, legal, and privacy hurdles, according to analysts and a US senator.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos told CBS’s ‘‘60 Minutes’’ Sunday that the company envisioned using unmanned drones to deliver goods in 30 minutes or less. He acknowledged that the technology is still several years away and the Federal Aviation Administration would need to develop regulations.

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