Top of the Morning: Another Bombing in Abuja, Nigeria

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Many Killed in Yet Another Abuja Blast…At least 19 people were killed when a car laden with explosives detonated near a police checkpoint in Abuja, Nigeria. Boko Haram is widely believed to be responsible for it. A Surge in Violence. The bombing comes as the government is under increasing criticism for lackluster efforts to rescue as many as 200 schoolgirls kidnapped two weeks ago in northeastern Nigeria and after another bombing that killed 70 people in Abuja on April 14. Deeper Dive…BBC http://bbc.in/1iJ8qkX

It’s World Press Freedom Day tomorrowAnd press freedom is on the decline. Despite an ever-expanding number of ways to put out news and information, a new report says the crackdown on media freedoms around the world has been unrelenting. ‘Freedom of th e Press 2014’ says global press freedom has “fallen to its lowest level in over a decade.” (VOA http://bit.ly/1hXtPem)

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