Morning Buzz: Aug. 23, 2007

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The National Intelligence Report on Iraq is scheduled for release this afternoon. The results will be mixed, says one defense official. While some progress has been made in Iraq, the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki may not be able to overcome sectarian divisions.

A sixth and final bore hole will be drilled at the Crandall Canyon mine today in an attempt to locate the six Utah miners who disappeared after a collapse more than two weeks ago. Officials are doubtful that the miners will be found alive. Rescue efforts have been difficult. A second cave-in last week killed three rescue workers and injured several more who were trying to tunnel through the collapsed mine shaft.

Some Ohio residents may be able to return to their homes today after flooding displaced more than 1,000 people. In one county alone, more than 700 homes were severely damaged or destroyed. Storms and flooding across the Midwest have taken 26 lives.