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Editors’ picks: the news that didn’t fit …

Report exposes link between dirty money and Florida’s dirty waterways
The advocacy group, Environment Florida, exposes top water polluters and the influence of dark money flowing into Florida in a report released today. The revelations impact local, state and federal policy makers.

5 Ways Fraternities Are Wielding Major Influence Over University Administrations
Their power is growing …

Florida Senator Submits Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Amid a long-running debate about legalizing medical marijuana, South Florida Senator Dwight Bullard wants to go a step further and allow the recreational use of pot.

George Zimmerman won’t face civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin’s death
“The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement. “It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country.”

What ISIS Really Wants
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.

Power and “Political Correctness”
Stephanie Zvan weighs in on “callout culture” and “political correctness.”

Proving That ‘Activism Works,’ Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill
On the other hand, “the veto does not necessarily stop the pipeline.”

Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?
“A Strangelovian madnesss that the U.S. media ignores,” says Robert Parry