Egypt Adopts Draft Constitution After Marathon Session

The draft aims to rein in presidential authority and limit Islamists' clout, but liberal critics fear it might allow a more rigid form of Islamic law to prevail. CAIRO — Egypt's Islamist-dominated constitutional assembly passed a rushed draft of a constitution early Friday to ease public anger against President Mohamed Morsi's expanded powers and preempt an expected court decision to disband the chamber this weekend.

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