Things you should know today: 3/26/19


New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses a press conference in Wellington New Zealand, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

During the week following a terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country has been quick to condemn gun violence and pass gun control laws. As part of the nation’s increased focus on gun control, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a royal inquiry into how guns, social media and spy agencies were involved in the terrorist attacks.

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Secret Service Agents and staff stand by the limo of Vice President Mike Pence, at the West Wing of the White House, Friday March 22, 2019, in Washington, as news breaks that the special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Special counsel Robert Mueller reported he found no evidence of collusion with Russia but said his report’s findings don’t exonerate the president. Now Congress and other parties conducting investigations into the president’s conduct are left to answer the questions Mueller’s report created, including whether or not the report should be released in its entirety.

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail for a felony domestic violence charge. U.S. prosecutors announced Monday, March 25, 2019 they have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

Michael Avenatti — who is best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels — was arrested on Monday. This latest extortion charge is preceded by two other lawsuits against Avenatti in California and New York. Avenatti has not taken a plea deal and was released on a $300,000 bond Monday evening.

Viral content of the day

Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures recently released the trailer for the live-action version of the cartoon “Dora the Explorer.” The movie features an all-star cast, including Danny Trejo, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña and is set to be released August 2.

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