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Seattle embraces Bill Gates as Jeff Bezos takes blame

Bezos and Gates back in 2001. Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

"The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city," AP's Sally Ho writes.

The big picture: "While Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing revolution and donating billions through his philanthropy."