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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • U.S. and South Korea to Resume Joint Military Exercises

    • By: Helene Cooper, Choe Sang Hun
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The United States and South Korea will resume their annual joint military exercises April 1, the Pentagon announced Monday, restarting drills that have aroused the ire of North Korea and were suspended during the Olympics and Paralympics.

    "U.S. and South Korea to Resume Joint Military Exercises" is from the March 20, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Choe Sang Hun and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • 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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