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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Although there are a few oddballs out there, very few of us like cleaning. Yes, the aftermath can be hugely pleasurable, but could you imagine how much better life would be if stuff just got magically clean? Well, that’s the experience you can get with the famous Roomba series of robotic vacuums from iRobot. And — surprise, surprise, surprise — there’s a great deal running on one of these excellent models: the Roomba 690. Normally, the Roomba 690 retails for $349.99, but not today. Not today.…

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Volunteers pick up the pieces as Beirut cries out for help rebuilding
Volunteer efforts on the ground in Beirut, Lebanon, are filling the void left by the state, which has allocated just $66 million to estimated damage worth $5 billion, according to the government of Beirut. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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Chicago locals fight off protesters and shut down BLM rally to prevent looting
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Susie Zhao murder: Poker pro allegedly sexually assaulted, ‘lit on fire’
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Sumner Redstone, Viacom and CBS Titan, Dies at 97
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Trump indicates that campaign rallies may be no more
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New 'Arthur' video teaching kids how to combat racism dedicated to the memory of Rep. John Lewis
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Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97
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Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry relocate to new home in Santa Barbara: reports
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Big 12 presidents take no action toward canceling season during Tuesday's meeting; 10-game schedule could be released
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Joe Concha on Kamala Harris media coverage: Biden campaign 'couldn't write the narrative any better'
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