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Iraqis Sign Interim Constitution

The Iraqi Governing Council signs an interim constitution Monday after weeks of negotiations. The constitution, meant to pave the way for establishing a sovereign Iraqi government, aspires to balance the nation's Shiite majority with protections for minority Sunnis and Kurds. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and professor Nathan Brown of George Washington University.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
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