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by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Video entertainment, surveillance and games along with a lot of follow-up stories and humour held our attention this week. Here's the proof:

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Democrats want Devin Nunes gone from Russia probe
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Maxime Bernier says he'd deploy military to stop illegal border crossings
Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says he would give RCMP and border agents more resources to help address the flow of migrants crossing the U.S.-Canada border — and if that doesn't work, he'd consider temporary measures that include deploying the military to the border.
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Senator Lynn Beyak says she has 'suffered' with residential school survivors video
Senator Lynn Beyak says she doesn't need any more education about the horrors of the residential school system because she "suffered" alongside Indigenous people who were sent to the institutions.
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Canadian security experts are waiting to see whether Canada goes along with the U.S. and U.K. and bars certain airline passengers from carrying any electronic device larger than a smartphone in their carry-on luggage.
Maxime Bernier says he'd deploy military to stop illegal border crossings
Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says he would give RCMP and border agents more resources to help address the flow of migrants crossing the U.S.-Canada border — and if that doesn't work, he'd consider temporary measures that include deploying the military to the border.
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Arts & Entertainment»

'I don't know if I will ever tour again,' Adele tells concert crowd
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Uber resumes self-driving cars after accident in Arizona
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Money »

U.S. stocks mixed as 'Trump trade' runs out of steam
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