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    • The House at Sugar Beach

    • A Memoir
    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Helene Cooper
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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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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    • 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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    • 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 Has No Plans to Again Cancel Large Military Exercises on Korean Peninsula

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff, Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The Pentagon has no plans to suspend additional joint military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, in another indication that the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Pyongyang may be in trouble.

    "Pentagon Has No Plans to Again Cancel Large Military Exercises on Korean Peninsula" is from the August 28, 2018 U.S. 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The leader of an ill-fated team of U.S. soldiers in Niger last fall warned before the mission that his troops did not have the equipment or intelligence necessary to carry out a kill-or-capture raid against a local militant, according to preliminary findings of a continuing Defense Department investigation.

    "Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say" is from the March 19, 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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    • White House Yet to Approve Danger Pay for Troops in Niger, General Says

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The White House has yet to approve a Pentagon request to provide imminent-danger pay to U.S. troops assigned to Niger, a top military commander said Tuesday, raising new questions about the support given to service members who are sent to West Africa to help in the fight against terrorist groups.

    "White House Yet to Approve Danger Pay for Troops in Niger, General Says" is from the March 06, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • 33 U.S. Service Members Have Contracted Zika, Pentagon Says

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "33 U.S. Service Members Have Contracted Zika, Pentagon Says" is from the August 03, 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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    • Military Inquiry Finds Soldiers Were Unprepared in Deadly Niger Ambush

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 8 mins
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    A Defense Department investigation of a Special Forces mission in Niger last fall found widespread problems across all levels of the military counterterrorism operation, but focused in particular on the actions of junior officers leading up to an ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers.

    "Military Inquiry Finds Soldiers Were Unprepared in Deadly Niger Ambush" is from the May 11, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • 18 Syrian Fighters Allied with U.S. Are Killed in Coalition Airstrike

    • By: Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 18 Syrian fighters allied with the United States, the military said Thursday.The strike, on Tuesday in Tabqah, Syria, was the third time in a month that U.S.-led airstrikes may have killed civilians or allies, and it comes even as the Pentagon is investigating two previous airstrikes that killed or wounded scores of civilians in a mosque complex in Syria and in a building in the west of Mosul, Iraq.

    "18 Syrian Fighters Allied with U.S. Are Killed in Coalition Airstrike" is from the April 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rick Gladstone and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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