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Google to Build Housing to Help Deal with Bay Area’s Rent Crisis

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is planning to build 330 units of housing near its headquarters in what is seen as a response to the housing and rental crisis that has beleaguered Bay Area residents who are seeking more affordable, and often dangerous, alternatives to traditional living accommodations.

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Sparkling Drag Queens Descend Upon Facebook HQ to Protest ID Policy

The same day that former Olympian Bruce Jenner made his world debut as “Caitlyn,” a group of drag queens from San Francisco–decked out in dresses, wigs and sparkling makeup–made their way to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park to protest against the tech giant’s rule requiring users to prove their true identities.