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UW Information School and Oculus VR Recreating the Way Readers View the Library

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Local
Oculus has donated 50 of its virtual reality (VR) headsets to the State Library, which is installing them in a select number of library districts around Washington. ...
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Facebook Celebrates Pride Month with Rainbow Flag Reaction, Frames, Mask Effects

Entertainment
Throughout the month of June, you might see a message from Facebook in your News Feed wishing you a Happy Pride and inviting you to add a colorful, Pride-themed profile frame. Additionally, you might also see a special animation on top of your News Feed. ...
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Pulse Nightclub Victims’ Families Sue Twitter, Google, Facebook

Youths in traditional clothing look at a makeshift memorial for the Pulse nightclub mass shooting victims in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
National
The families of three men killed at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc in federal court. ...
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Washington Families Celebrate Justice Mary Yu with Large Group Photo Planned

Thomas Potter, Noel Madrid Vasquez, Clara Isabel Madrid-Potter, and Noel Madrid-Potter were brought together via second-parent adoption by Justice Mary Yu.
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Justice Mary Yu will join a group photo of couples she married and families where she presided over an adoption on August 28 at the Seattle Center Fountain. ...
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Seattle Mayor Signs Executive Order Banning Official City Travel to North Carolina

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Mayor Ed Murray signed an Executive Order banning official City of Seattle travel by employees to North Carolina in response that state’s passage of H.B. 2. ...
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Cafe Valet Names San Francisco ‘Most Pretentious American City’

Travel
Noting an increase in macchiato swirls, poetry readings, Moleskines, and animal acupuncturists, San Francisco has been named as "America's Most Pretentious City." ...
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An American Tourist Goes to China

Travel
China has much to offer, so plan your trip to include The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Terra Cotta Warriors ...
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App Launched, Millions to ‘Go Purple’ for GLAAD’s Spirit Day

National
The free app allows users to take part in Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world supporting LGBT youth. ...
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Target: Moving Away from Gender-Based Labeling in Toy Aisles

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National
In a groundbreaking announcement, Target has unveiled a new plan to phase out “unnecessary” gender-based labeling from all of its toy departments in stores. ...
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Hedwig’s Darren Criss Apologizes to Fans for Caitlyn Jenner Remarks

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Entertainment
Former Glee star Darren Criss made a Facebook apology to Caitlyn Jenner after an audience member noted via twitter the comments Criss made during his performance of Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. ...
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