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Iraqis Approve Interim Constitution

Iraq's governing council approves an interim constitution that sets out government structures until a permanent constitution is drafted and ratified sometime next year. Agreement is reached after intense negotiations, two days past a Feb. 28 deadline. The temporary law strikes compromises on Kurdish autonomy, Islam's role in government and women's rights. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.