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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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    • What Is the Color of Beauty?

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "What Is the Color of Beauty?" is from the November 27, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Senators, Furious Over Khashoggi Killing, Spurn President on War in Yemen

    • By: Gardiner Harris, Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper, and others
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    WASHINGTON — Furious over being denied a CIA briefing on the killing of a Saudi journalist, senators from both parties spurned the Trump administration on Wednesday with a stinging vote to consider ending U.S. military support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen.

    "Senators, Furious Over Khashoggi Killing, Spurn President on War in Yemen" is from the November 28, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Gardiner Harris, Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper and Nicholas Fandos and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Jim Mattis Says He and Trump ‘Never Talked About Me Leaving’

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis played down suggestions that he was in danger of losing his job, as he made a case for leaving the U.S. military out of politics and asserting that the country’s sharp divisions have no place among either the men and women who serve or the officers who lead them.

    "Jim Mattis Says He and Trump ‘Never Talked About Me Leaving’" is from the October 16, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Attacks Reveal What U.S. Won’t: Victory Remains Elusive in Afghanistan

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The Taliban is in retreat, the Afghan military is on the brink of assuming control of the country, and the government in Kabul is one step away from being able to provide security across the land. So three successive presidential administrations have said over 16 years about the war in Afghanistan.

    "Attacks Reveal What U.S. Won’t: Victory Remains Elusive in Afghanistan" is from the January 29, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Inside Trump Defense Secretary Pick’s Efforts to Halt Torture

    • By: Sheri Fink, Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The general’s beliefs were shaped by his military training, but also by his experiences in dealing with issues related to torture or mistreatment, according to an examination of his nearly half-century career and interviews with former colleagues and friends.

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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. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the largest conventional bomb in the U.S. arsenal — on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon said, unleashing a munition so massive that it had to be dropped from the rear of a cargo plane.

    "U.S. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan" is from the April 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • 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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    • Details of Syria Pact Widen Rift between Kerry and Pentagon

    • By: Helene Cooper, David E. Sanger
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Details of Syria Pact Widen Rift between Kerry and Pentagon" is from the September 14, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and David E. Sanger and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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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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    • 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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    • The Boy, the Ambassador and the Deadly Encounter on the Road

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 13 mins
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    "The Boy, the Ambassador and the Deadly Encounter on the Road" is from the December 16, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Two Years In, Trump Struggles to Master Role of Military Commander

    • By: Helene Cooper, Peter Baker, Eric Schmitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 10 mins
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    WASHINGTON — He canceled a trip to a cemetery in France where American soldiers from World War I are buried. He did not go to the observance at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day. He has not visited U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    "Two Years In, Trump Struggles to Master Role of Military Commander" is from the November 16, 2018 U.S section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Peter Baker, Eric Schmitt and Mitchell Ferman and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Mattis, Meeting His Chinese Counterpart, Tries to Ease Tensions

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    SINGAPORE — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tried to lower the temperature on the array of hostilities between Washington and Beijing on Thursday, saying it is up to the militaries of the two competing global superpowers to act as a stabilizing force amid rising political tensions.

    "Mattis, Meeting His Chinese Counterpart, Tries to Ease Tensions" is from the October 18, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper 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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