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Weekly News Briefs: Feb. 6

Local

Safari Park coming soon to Atlanta
Atlanta metropolitan residents can expect to see a safari park soon outside of the Atlanta area. The Georgia Safari Conservation Park is planning the construction near Madison, GA. The animals are from Africa and include giraffes, rhinos, and other African animals. The park will also have events such as tours and feedings. The park also includes a “50-unit boutique that will have an event center for corporate retreats, weddings, birthdays, family reunions, etc,” said 11Alive’s Savannah Brock.

National

Republicans release accusatory memo
Republicans at the United States capital released a memo on Friday that accuses the FBI and the Justice Department of abusing their power of surveillance in the current Russian-collusion investigation. According to USA Today, “The GOP memo alleges that top law enforcement officials relied on an unsubstantiated dossier…to get a warrant to conduct surveillance.” Democrats have denounced the memo saying that it is false and that it does not properly address any abuse that may have occurred.

Global

South African miners trapped and rescued
On Friday morning, more than 900 gold miners were trapped in a South African mine following a power outage. The power outage disabled the miners’ ability to have clean, compressed air pumped into the tunnels and also prohibited them from using the lifts to get out. Mining unions are now pushing for changes and want to hold Sibanye-Stillwater, the company running the mine, accountable for endangering the miners. According to The Guardian, “The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) called on mineworkers to refuse to work in “dangerous conditions”.

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