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'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including "Strange Fruit" and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR's Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.

President Obama casts an early ballot for the midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago on Monday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

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Hedwig's Theme John Williams
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The Dark Mark Patrick Doyle
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Waverly Adcock, a sergeant and founder of the West Augusta Guard, prepares his company for inspection and battle at a Civil War re-enactment in Virginia. Sara Smith, whose great-great-grandfather was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, holds the Confederate battle flag. Courtesy of Jesse Dukes hide caption

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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

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Snowed In David "Goody" Goodrich
Dust of Many Horses Part 1 David Goodrich
Snap! Herberman, Steve Trio
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Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, seen in a photo taken last year, says his resignation Thursday was "by mutual agreement. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

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The Best Day Thurston Moore
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Grace Lake Thurston Moore

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'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

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I Cover The Waterfront Annie Lennox
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This [Eurythmics] Henry Mancini
Of Fire (Les Filles De La Nouvelle Orleans) Christian Scott
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Baroness Aino Bodisco (far right) looks on as Beatrice Lodge is fitted in a debutante dress by fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in 1956. Nina Leen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty hide caption

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Oscar De La Renta Was About Making Women Look And Feel Their Best

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Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

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Why Do We Fall? Hans Zimmer
Fear Will Find You Hans Zimmer

Syrian Kurdish fighter Delkhwaz Sheikh Ahmad, 22, sits with his wife Siham, 23, and their two sons, Dilyar and Ibrahim, at his brother's house on the Turkey-Syria border on Friday. He was preparing to leave for Kobani, Syria, to rejoin the fighting against the Islamic State. Lefteris Pitarakis/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Understanding The Kurds' Different Roles In Different Conflicts

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Aza Betwata (left) and his brother Mirwan (center) left Holland to join the Kurdish peshmerga fighting against ISIS militants in northern Iraq. Though the brothers come from a family of fighters, Aza had just two days of training — his brother must show him how to strip and clean his rifle. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi Homeland

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Nahadin Hijaz
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The House of Hopes...Dreams...and Wishes... Unwed Sailor

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