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Sunday August 8th, 2021 night edition

image for A loose venomous cobra is terrorizing this Texas suburb

You know the work of the Houston tiger... Now meet the Grand Prairie cobra.

Officials are warning residents of the Dallas suburb about a pet venomous West African Banded Cobra that has gotten loose from its home.

FOX 4's Macy Jenkins reports that the cobra's owner called animal services on Tuesday to report that his cobra had escaped while building an in-home enclosure for the snake.

The cobra has been missing since 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

This isn't the first time a cobra has gotten loose in Texas.

Back in 2015, a cobra bit and killed its owner before getting loose in Lowe's parking lot in Austin.

Avoid running into any snakes if you're headed to Grand Prairie anytime soon—a good rule for anywhere in Texas, in fact. »

Japan confirms first case of lambda variant infection

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The lambda variant of the novel coronavirus, first identified in Peru, has been found in Japan for the first time, health ministry officials said Friday.

The virus was confirmed to be of the lambda variant in an analysis by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

According to the institute, the lambda variant was first detected in Peru in August last year and has been spreading in South America. »

A Response To Our Pokémon GO Community – Niantic

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Not every game has such a passionate, global player base that we’re fortunate enough to have.

Like everyone else around the world, our team has been working very hard to adapt to the global health environment.

That said, we will continue to monitor health and safety guidance related to outdoor activities, and will make future changes if necessary. »

Why the Quad Alarms China

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This gathering of “the Quad,” as the grouping was known, was merely “a headline-grabbing idea,” scoffed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Since then, Beijing has concluded that the Quad represents one of the most consequential challenges to Chinese ambitions in the years ahead.

Abe saw the Quad as a way to build the four countries’ capacity to work together to meet shared regional security challenges. »

Phoenix Union high schools tells students to mask up, despite Arizona's statewide ban

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The school year began on Monday in classrooms across the Phoenix Union High School District, and despite Arizona's ban on mask mandates, students and staff were all wearing masks indoors in adherence to the district's mitigation requirements.

On June 30, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law prohibiting mask mandates in Arizona schools.

"Arizona does not allow mask mandates, vaccine mandates, vaccine passports or discrimination in schools based on who is or isn't vaccinated. »