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London Underground Calling: Buskers Audition To Play On The Tube

Some famous British musicians — George Michael, Rod Stewart, Ed Sheeran — started as buskers. So it's no wonder hundreds of hopefuls are auditioning for a coveted license to play on London's tube.

William Scott (right) and his wife, Teresa, arrived at DaVita Med Center Dialysis in Houston on Tuesday morning, after missing William's appointment on Monday. "It's just good he got in here," she says. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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'This Is Surreal': Houston Dialysis Center Struggles To Treat Patients

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Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, Schuyler VanValkenburg canvasses a street last month in Henrico, Va. VanValkenburg is part of a surge of Democratic candidates running in Virginia this fall. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Shut Out Of Power In D.C., Democrats Try To Make Inroads In Virginia This Fall

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London Underground Calling: Buskers Audition To Play On The Tube

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An illustration of beard lichens, a plant mentioned in writings by author J.R.R. Tolkien. It appears in The Children of Húrin, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Courtesy of Graham Judd hide caption

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Tolkien's Plant Passion Moves Botanist To Create Guide To Middle Earth

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Malachia Medrano, 2, sleeps at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has been set up as a shelter for people escaping the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Red Cross Exec Doesn't Know What Portion Of Donations Go To Harvey Relief

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