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    • Madame President

    • The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Marlene Cooper Vasilic
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
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    This is the harrowing but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.

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    • Enlightening

    • By Jean on 04-28-17

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    • The House at Sugar Beach

    • A Memoir
    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Helene Cooper
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At once a deeply personal memoir and an examination of a violent and stratified country, The House at Sugar Beach tells of tragedy, forgiveness, and transcendence with unflinching honesty and a survivor's gentle humor. And at its heart, it is a story of Helene Cooper's long voyage home.

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    • Can't recommend it

    • By Taryn on 03-25-16

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    • Are UFOs Real? A Pentagon Program Tried to Find Out

    • By: Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal, Leslie Kean
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 11 mins
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    In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.

    "Are UFOs Real? A Pentagon Program Tried to Find Out" is from the December 16, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in Military as Court Case Advances

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, Defense Department officials said Monday, a move that pauses President Donald Trump’s effort to bar transgender troops.

    "Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in Military as Court Case Advances" is from the December 11, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Is Urged to Do Far More for Puerto Rico

    • By: Helene Cooper, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Jack Healy
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Trump administration moved Thursday to step up its assistance to Puerto Rico more than a week after Hurricane Maria, appointing a three-star general to coordinate with agencies and vowing to give the island all it needed as aides tried to stave off comparisons to the response to Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago.

    "Trump Is Urged to Do Far More for Puerto Rico" is from the September 28, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Jack Healy and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Mattis Links US Commitment to NATO With Allies’ Spending

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, echoing his boss in Washington, warned Wednesday that the amount of U.S. support NATO could depend on whether other countries meet their own spending commitments.

    "Mattis Links US Commitment to NATO With Allies’ Spending" is from the February 15, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Mattis Rejects Closer Military Ties with Russia as He Reassures NATO

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appeared to close the door Thursday on increased military ties between the United States and Russia, dimming, for the moment, prospects that President Donald Trump’s election would soon usher in warmer relations.

    "Mattis Rejects Closer Military Ties with Russia as He Reassures NATO" is from the February 16, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Mattis Quietly Keeps Distance From Trump’s Most Divisive Moves

    • By: Helene Cooper, Michael R. Gordon, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Less than an hour after President Donald Trump announced in the Rose Garden that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord, the White House press office began sending emails with quotations from Cabinet officials praising the decision.

    "Mattis Quietly Keeps Distance From Trump’s Most Divisive Moves" is from the June 11, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • North Korea Shows Progress in Missile Program

    • By: Mark Landler, Choe Sang Hun, Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew both higher and longer than previous such launches, a bold act of defiance against President Donald Trump after he put the country back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

    "North Korea Shows Progress in Missile Program" is from the November 29, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler, Choe Sang Hun and Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • U.S. Strikes Al-Shabab, a Likely First Since Trump Relaxed Rules for Somalia

    • By: Charlie Savage, Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The U.S. military said Sunday that it had carried out a drone strike in southern Somalia against al-Shabab, the Qaida-linked insurgent group — apparently the first such strike since President Donald Trump relaxed targeting rules for counterterrorism operations in that country in March.

    "U.S. Strikes Al-Shabab, a Likely First Since Trump Relaxed Rules for Somalia" is from the June 11, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Army Green Berets Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    For years, the U.S. military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct threat to the United States.

    "Army Green Berets Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels" is from the May 03, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Shell Fired by ISIS at U.S. And Iraqi Troops May Have Contained Chemical Agent

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 1 min
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    "Shell Fired by ISIS at U.S. And Iraqi Troops May Have Contained Chemical Agent" is from the September 21, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Improvised Bomb Kills U.S. Service Member in Afghanistan

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 1 min
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    "Improvised Bomb Kills U.S. Service Member in Afghanistan" is from the October 04, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • U.S. Identifies 3 Islamic State Militants Who Led Deadly Ambush in Niger

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff, Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The United States has identified at least three Islamic State leaders accused of planning and directing an ambush last October in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers, officials said, locking the U.S. military in an additional and possibly lengthy campaign to hunt and kill members of a little-known extremist group in northwest Africa.

    "U.S. Identifies 3 Islamic State Militants Who Led Deadly Ambush in Niger" is from the May 29, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Gibbons Neff and Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How Liberian Women Delivered Africa’s First Female President

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Bernice Freeman was chatting with some women, trying to explain why it was so important that they leave their food stalls to vote for the first woman to be elected president of an African country, when she noticed some boys laughing nearby, waving something white.

    "How Liberian Women Delivered Africa’s First Female President" is from the March 05, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • White House Wants Pentagon to Offer More Options on North Korea

    • By: Mark Landler and Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The White House has grown frustrated in recent weeks by what it considers the Pentagon’s reluctance to provide President Donald Trump with options for a military strike against North Korea, according to officials, the latest sign of a deepening split in the administration over how to confront the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong In.

    "White House Wants Pentagon to Offer More Options on North Korea" is from the February 01, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and Helene Cooper and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Pentagon Urges Greater Caution on Imminent Strike Against Syria

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Peter Baker
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought on Thursday to slow down an imminent strike on Syria, reflecting mounting concerns at the Pentagon that a concerted bombing campaign could escalate into a wider conflict between Russia, Iran and the West.

    "Pentagon Urges Greater Caution on Imminent Strike Against Syria" is from the April 12, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff and Peter Baker and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Mattis Visit to DMZ Highlights the North Korean Threat to Seoul

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ visit to the Korean Peninsula’s extremely militarized Demilitarized Zone on Friday was meant to show U.S. solidarity with South Korea against a muscular North, which Mattis accused of building nuclear weapons to “threaten others with catastrophe.”

    "Mattis Visit to DMZ Highlights the North Korean Threat to Seoul" is from the October 27, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

    • By: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the United States will not “accept or allow” transgender people in the U.S. military, saying U.S. forces “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory” and could not afford to accommodate them.

    "Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military" is from the July 26, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military Says

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The military’s policy permitting transgender individuals to serve remains in place, the country’s highest military officer said on Thursday, clarifying some of the confusion surrounding President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter that transgender people would no longer be accepted or allowed in the military.

    "Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military Says" is from the July 27, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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