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A person rides by a RadioShack store in San Francisco.

RadioShack, The Electronics Chain, Files For Bankruptcy

RadioShack, the electronics chain that has hung on for years despite a steep decline in its business, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday.

According to the AP, the company plans to sell up to 2,400 of its stores nationwide.

As The Washington Post puts it, RadioShack had tried to remake its analog business in the digital age, but it never quite became a destination store. Instead of buying TV sets there, people went for spare parts.

U.S. Could Stand To Lose A Lot By Getting Involved In Ukraine

Audie Cornish talks to Rajan Menon, professor of political science at the Powell School of the City College of New York, about his Los Angeles Times piece, "Want to Arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B."

Two policemen stand outside a mosque in Uppsala, Sweden, last month as police tightened security around some of Sweden's main mosques. The mosque was fire-bombed on Jan. 1, one of three arson attacks targeting the Muslim community in Sweden since Christmas Day.

Sweden's Immigrant Influx Unleashes A Backlash

In the 1990s, the face of immigration to Sweden was someone like Robert Acker. His family emigrated from Bosnia when he was 6 years old.

"I got along with the Swedes early on," he says in American-accented English from his years playing basketball in Kentucky and New York. "But now, I believe it's a totally different thing."

Acker lives in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, an industrial center that has become the power base for the far-right Sweden Democrats.

"They want us out," says Acker. "They just want Swedes here."

Anthem says 80 million company records were accessed in what may be one of the largest health care data breaches to date.

Anthem Hack Renews Calls For Laws To Better Prevent Breaches

The call for more systemic changes to prevent mega-hacks is getting louder after hackers hit Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer. The company says cyberthieves gained access to the addresses, employment information and Social Security numbers of 80 million customers and employees.

Eighty million individuals is a lot — it's roughly the populations of California, Texas and Illinois combined.

Observers Flock To Erupting Reunion Volcano

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Jordan's Military Claims New Air Strikes Against ISIS

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Kerry Visits Kiev To Show Support For Beleaguered Ukrainian Government

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Brian Williams Criticized For Exaggerated Iraq Story

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RadioShack May Be On Verge Of Collapse

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Why Is Nearsightedness Skyrocketing Among Chinese Youth?

If you walk the streets of China today, you'll quickly notice that most young people wear glasses. In Shanghai, for instance, 86 percent of high school students suffer from myopia, or nearsightedness, according to the government's Xinhua News Agency.

Myopia has risen quickly in much of East Asia. And researchers are still trying to pin down exactly what's driving the epidemic.

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