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10 things you need to know today: May 29, 2016

Julie Kliegman
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1.

Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

A federal judge ordered the release of internal Trump University documents as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's company, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Donald Trump's attorneys had argued that the documents, including "playbooks" for salespeople, revealed trade secrets. Judge Gonzalo Curiel issued the ruling hours after Trump disparaged his Latino heritage and called him a biased "hater" at a San Diego rally. The unaccredited real estate seminar business faces multiple lawsuits alleging its practices are deceptive. [The Washington Post]

2.

WHO dismisses call to move Olympics over Zika

The World Health Organization dismissed a call Saturday to move or cancel the Rio Summer Olympics due to the spread of the Zika virus. The U.N. agency was responding to a Friday open letter from health experts urging them to delay or relocate the event "in the name of public health," citing the mosquito-borne virus' link to birth defects. WHO said there is "no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the games." [The Guardian, The Associated Press]

3.

3 shipwrecks leave as many as 700 Libyan migrants dead

About 700 migrants from Islamic State-occupied Libya may be dead after the three small boats they were using to cross the Mediterranean capsized, the United Nations' refugee agency said Sunday. The largest boat was carrying some 670 refugees and did not have an engine. So far, only about 100 of its passengers have been rescued, while 15 bodies have been found. Since 2014, an estimated 8,000 migrants have died, mostly at sea, many of them refugees fleeing war and terror in the Middle East and North Africa. [The Associated Press, BBC News]

4.

Sanders alleges pro-Clinton bias in Democratic National Convention committee chairs

Bernie Sanders is pushing for the ouster of two high-ranking Democrats who support his rival, Hillary Clinton. Former Rep. Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy co-chair the Democratic National Convention rules and platform committees, respectively, placing them in key positions to frustrate Sanders' plan to reshape his party even if he does not win the nomination. Sanders alleged the two cannot perform their duties in an unbiased fashion, but the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee dismissed his complaint Saturday. [The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed News]

5.

Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell says she 'screwed up'

Paula Broadwell, the biographer of former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, with whom he had an affair, opened up to The New York Times in an interview published Saturday. "I'm the first to admit I screwed up," Broadwell said. "Really badly, I know that. But how long does a person pay for their mistake?" Petraeus resigned from his CIA post in 2012 after an FBI investigation revealed he had shared confidential information with Broadwell. [The New York Times, Politico]

6.

Libertarian Party gathers to pick a presidential candidate

The Libertarian Party is holding its national convention in Orlando, Florida, this weekend. On the agenda: picking a presidential nominee from among three primary contenders. The greatest name recognition belongs to former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. The nomination is expected to take place around 5 p.m. ET on Sunday and will be streamed live online. [CNN, Red State]

7.

Paris lightning strikes birthday party, injuring 11

A series of lightning strikes killed one person and injured at least 14 more in Poland, Germany, and France on Saturday. The most serious strike hit a child's birthday party at a park in Paris, injuring eight children and three adults after they took refuge under a tree. One of the children, all of whom were about 9 years old, is currently hospitalized on life support. The prognosis for the other seven is positive. [BBC News, BBC News]

8.

New Orleans Pelicans' Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot

New Orleans Pelicans rookie guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot in Dallas early Saturday. His agent, Scott Nichols, told CNN that Dejean-Jones entered the wrong apartment. The resident of the apartment said he shot the basketball player after Dejean-Jones kicked open his front door. The 23-year-old, who Nichols said was visiting his girlfriend in Dallas for his daughter's first birthday, collapsed and later died at the hospital. [CNN]

9.

Warriors force Game 7 with 108-101 win over Thunder

The Golden State Warriors kept their season alive Saturday with a 108-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Shooting guard Klay Thompson led the charge, netting 11 of his 18 3-point attempts and 41 points overall. Steph Curry added 29 points. Game 7 is set to go down Monday at 9 p.m. The winner will go on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the championship title. [The New York Times, Yahoo Sports]

10.

Drivers prep for 100th Indy 500

Juan Pablo Montoya will try to defend his Indianapolis 500 title Sunday alongside 32 other drivers at the race's 100th running. The pole position belongs to James Hinchcliffe, who nearly died in a crash while practicing for the 2015 Indy 500. The green flag is set to drop at 12:17 p.m. ET. Watch on ABC. [USA Today, Fox Sports]