The Daily Populous

Saturday June 30th, 2018 morning edition

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - As Toys "R" Us stores across the country prepare to close for good Friday night, an employee at the Raleigh location said the store would not be open on the final day of business.

The staff member said that’s because an anonymous person purchased $1 million worth of the remaining toys at the Triangle Town Center location to donate to local children.

The staff will spend the last day boxing up the few toys left to put on a truck.

Today marks the end of an era as Toys "R" Us, one of the largest toy retailers in the country, closes its doors for the final time.

Many stores are now offering 80 percent off or more on the last day of business.

The 70-year-old company filed for bankruptcy back in late 2017 and since then the company hasn't been able to turn itself around financially.

Thousands of workers across the United States will be out of a job after the stores close today. »

Portugal's Vitorino beats Trump pick to lead UN migration agency

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AFP/File / Gerard CERLES Antonio Vitorino served as Portugal's deputy prime minister and defence minister in the mid-1990s Decades of American leadership at the United Nations migration agency was broken on Friday as voters rejected President Donald Trump's nominee for director general, electing Portuguese politician Antonio Vitorino instead.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) had been led by an American throughout the agency's 67-year history with one exception, from 1961 to 1969.

Vitorino said he was "honoured" to lead IOM at "a particularly critical juncture when it comes to migration policy.". »

Jim Carrey To Play ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Villain Robotnik

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s an intriguing combination: Jim Carrey and Sonic The Hedgehog.

Sources said Carrey is negotiating to star in the Paramount film in the role of Robotnik, a villain in the live action/CGI adaptation of the hit Sega video game.

Pic stars James Marsden and Tika Sumpter and is directed by Jeff Fowler. »

Mbappé, le grand Bleu

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Kylian Mbappé a le coeur grand ouvert.

Selon L'Équipe, l'attaquant du PSG estime qu'il n'est pas la peine de recevoir de l'argent lorsqu'on évolue avec la tunique nationale.

Le quotidien sportif indique d'ailleurs que d'autres Bleus pourraient suivre l'exemple du joueur de 19 ans. »

Girl With Rare Chromosome Condition Dubbed 'Bionic' As She Rarely Sleeps Or Eats And Doesn't Feel Pain

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Olivia Farnsworth has a rare chromosome condition - a chromosome 6 deletion - that has left medics and her family stunned.

It was horrendous, I don't think it's something I will ever get over," the mum-of-five, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, continued.

"That's out of 15,000 chromosome disorder cases worldwide - and there may not be anybody out there the same as Olivia. »