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A decades-long plan to establish a national park in Maine's North Woods could receive a boost from the White House by the end of the year. Polls show most Mainers support a national park, but there's still strong opposition from local residents. They worry that a park will forever change their identity and they resent not having a say in the matter.
Iraq's government forces have launched an operation to take back the city of Fallujah from Islamic State fighters. The U.S. is supporting the offensive, as are Iranian forces. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran U.S. ambassador Robert Ford, who served in both Iraq and Syria. He's now with the Middle East Institute.