Morning Buzz: May 23, 2007

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This morning's top stories:

  • In a commencement address today, the president is expected to detail newly declassified information that Osama bin Laden has ordered terror attacks outside Iraq, the Associated Press reports.
  • Meanwhile, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are claiming victory in the final Iraq spending bill, which does not mandate troop withdrawal but has some provisions for withholding reconstruction aid if certain security benchmarks are not met.
  • A report by the World Conservation Union claims that 35 of Europe's 231 mammal species are in danger of extinction.
  • Dubai will be home to the first of a new series of self-sustained buildings that are powered by wind energy, LiveScience.com reports.