Feb. 13:This post has been corrected.
Quick Picks focuses on a select few of the day's stories from "Breaking on the Web."
- Ten years after ex-Sen. Richard Bryan (D-NV) declared all Nevadans deserve "safe, clean drinking water," he took a job lobbying for a company that makes perchlorate, a chemical used in rocket fuel that has contaminated drinking water across the country, reports Mother Jones. Bryan declined to comment to MoJo. ProPublica reported on the debate over perchlorate at the EPA last month.
- Two Pennsylvania judges pleaded guilty to fraud yesterday after being charged with taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to private youth detention centers, reports the New York Times. Prosecutors say one judge secured the contracts for the for-profit detention centers while the other steered them business by sentencing an estimated 5,000 juveniles there since 2003. The latter denied sending kids to prison for money.
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