A passenger wearing a face mask arrives at Los Angeles International Airport Friday. Federal officials now require people traveling from West Africa to enter the U.S. at one of five airports equipped to screen them for signs of Ebola. Mark Ralston /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban

An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either very concerned or somewhat concerned about the spread of the virus to the U.S.

Passengers ride a cable car that links downtown La Paz with El Alto, Bolivia, in September. The trip costs about 40 cents and takes 10 minutes — compared to 35 cents and a half-hour by minibus. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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High In The Andes, Bolivia's Gondolas-In-The-Sky Ease Congestion

One of Latin America's poorest countries is building the world's longest urban cable car system. The aim is to transform the lives of commuters who battle chronic traffic problems.

Researcher Svante Pääbo, was able to extract a complete genome from this ancient human leg bone. Bence Viola/Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology hide caption

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A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington in June. Slatten was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the deaths of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Iraq Shootings

One guard was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others of voluntary manslaughter in connection with an incident in which 14 unarmed civilians were killed.

Abdul Sattar Edhi, 86, is an iconic figure in Pakistan who founded and runs the country's best-known charitable group. The Edhi Foundation was robbed of more than $1 million on Sunday, a crime that has provoked outrage. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Crime That Has Shocked Pakistan

Abdul Sattar Edhi and his foundation are synonymous with humanitarian work in Pakistan. But that didn't keep the foundation from being robbed of more than $1 million, provoking widespread outrage.

Justin Nagelberg uses the Sa in New York City. By replacing the metal skeleton with two canopies, the umbrella is lighter and has more headroom. Courtesy of Justin Nagelberg hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Weekly Innovation: An Umbrella For The Modern Age

The developers of the Sa say it's almost impossible to blow inside out. Based on origami, the umbrella's design replaces the metal skeleton with two canopies that expand and retract in unison.

Even versions of Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen labeled "genuine" and "anti-counterfeit" have been found to contain the drug sibutramine, which was supposed to come off the U.S. market in 2010 for safety reasons. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

When the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, that doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

Sam Hunt has written hits for both Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. His debut album, Montevallo, is out on Oct. 27. Chase Lauer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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