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Chick-fil-A testing spicier menu in select markets, removing items

New year, new menu.

Chick-fil-A has recently announced that it will be taking certain items off its menu in select markets to make room for other, spicier selections.

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The fan-favorite fast-food chain will be “bringing the heat” to those markets in 2020 with a streamlined menu that is “a little bit simpler and a whole lot spicier,” according to a blog post shared by the restaurant.

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The hot new menu, which includes the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, Spicy Chick-n-Strips and the Spicy Chick-n-Strips Biscuit, will only be rolled out in the Charlotte, N.C.-area and select cities in Arizona starting Jan 13. (Chick-fil-A)

Included in the new menu will be the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, Spicy Chick-n-Strips and the Spicy Chick-n-Strips Biscuit. Each item is made using a spicy blend of peppers and the chain’s signature grilled or breaded chicken.

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With its new additions, however, the chain is eliminating some options to make room, albeit only in the Charlotte, N.C. market and select cities in Arizona. Customers in those areas can say goodbye to the breakfast sausage, the sunflower multigrain bagel, Original Chick-n-Strips, the Grilled Cool Wrap and the side salad.

Likewise, the hot new menu will only be rolled out in the Charlotte, N.C. area and select cities in Arizona, starting Jan 13.

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The chain will be removing the original Chick-n-Strips from menus to make room for the spicy version.  (Chick-fil-A)

Last year, the company tested a similarly spicier menu in Phoenix, and is now expanding its reach into other markets.

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The chain has not yet reported whether these new items will be added to menus nationwide.

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Lara Logan on ‘unbearable’ interview of women forced into sex trade: ‘They were going to be raped that night’

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In a stunning new interview, veteran war correspondent Lara Logan described — in gut-wrenching terms — the brutal reality of the U.S.-Mexican sex trade that she exposed in her new Fox Nation series, “Lara Logan Has No Agenda.”

Appearing on “Fox and Friends” Monday, Logan spoke about her interview with two young Mexican prostitutes and their pimp.

The women are just two of the victims of a sex trafficking operation that smuggles thousands of young women into the United States every year — with many of them held in captivity and forced into prostitution in New York City.

“The two that I interviewed — one was 12 when she was bought from her family, and the other was 13,” Logan revealed. “They told me that and their pimp told me that — separately.”

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“It was brutal,” she continued, “brutal to cover because I knew when they stood up and walked out that room — they were going to be raped that night. And that was just unbearable.”

According to Logan’s reporting and the Department of Homeland Security, the majority of Mexican sex trafficking flows through a single city deep inside Mexico — Tenancingo.

Logan and her team traveled to Tenancingo for her Fox Nation show.  She was accompanied by Homeland Security Investigations agent Thomas Countermine, who told her that “millions and millions and millions of dollars, hundreds, probably thousands of women have come from Tenacingo to our area in the United States, send money back and basically built this town.”

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What happens on the U.S. side of the border is perhaps equally as disturbing.

“It’s just staggering that in New York City,” Logan said on “Fox and Friends,” “if you live in Brooklyn and you’re walking home from work in the evenings — you should know that you are walking past buildings where girls like that are being raped every single day, where girls like that are being held as prisoners.

“Homeland Security Investigations created a separate trafficking unit — just for this town [of Tenancingo],” she reported, “because there are so many victims that come from this town or through this town in Mexico that are right here in New York City.”

In a soon-to-be-released episode of “Lara Logan Has No Agenda,” Logan sat down with a Mexican pimp and two women under his control on the condition that they not show their faces or reveal their names.

While sitting with the women, now 17 and 25 years old, alone in a Mexican hotel, Logan became visibly emotional, wiping tears from her face.

“I have interviewed rape victims before,” narrated Logan in the Fox Nation episode, “but this was different. Normally they are free by the time that they are willing to talk about it. These girls were not.”

Fighting back her emotions, Logan asked the women what happens if they refuse to have sex with the pimp’s clients.

“They lock us up,” said one woman through a translator, “Or we have to work even more.”

“So you’re a prisoner really?” said Logan.

The woman agreed.

“Lara Logan Has No Agenda” is available exclusively on Fox Nation.  A new episode available every day until Thursday, Jan. 7.

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Carolina Panthers to hire Matt Rhule as head coach: reports

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The Carolina Panthers have reportedly hired Baylor’s Matt Rhule as their next head coach.

Panthers team owner David Tepper spent Monday with Rhule and his family in Waco, Texas, and didn’t want to risk Rhule getting on a plane to go elsewhere, the NFL Network reported. Yahoo Sports first reported that the two sides were finalizing an agreement.

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The Panthers have not officially announced the deal.

Rhule spent the last seven seasons coaching in college. He was with Baylor from 2017 to 2019 and led them to the Sugar Bowl during the 2019 season. He spent 2013 to 2016 with Temple.

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Prior to landing the job with Temple, Rhule served as an assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants during the 2012 season under Tom Coughlin.

Rhule replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired toward the end of the 2019 season and was replaced by defensive backs coach Perry Fewell in the interim.

Rivera was the coach of the Panthers from 2011 to 2019. He led the Panthers to one Super Bowl during the 2015 season. Carolina went 15-1 that season and had an MVP year from Cam Newton. However, the team ran into the Denver Broncos and lost in the title game.

Since that 15-1 season, Carolina only managed to make the playoffs one time – 2017 when they went 11-5.

Rhule was only the first decision the Panthers had to make during the offseason. Carolina will also have to decide what they plan to do with Newton, who spent a majority of the 2019 season injured.

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Newton is owed $18.6 million next season.

Carolina also has the No. 7 pick in the upcoming draft.

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Carolina Panthers to hire Matt Rhule as head coach: reports

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The Carolina Panthers have reportedly hired Baylor’s Matt Rhule as their next head coach.

Panthers team owner David Tepper spent Monday with Rhule and his family in Waco, Texas, and didn’t want to risk Rhule getting on a plane to go elsewhere, the NFL Network reported. Yahoo Sports first reported that the two sides were finalizing an agreement.

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The Panthers have not officially announced the deal.

Rhule spent the last seven seasons coaching in college. He was with Baylor from 2017 to 2019 and led them to the Sugar Bowl during the 2019 season. He spent 2013 to 2016 with Temple.

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Prior to landing the job with Temple, Rhule served as an assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants during the 2012 season under Tom Coughlin.

Rhule replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired toward the end of the 2019 season and was replaced by defensive backs coach Perry Fewell in the interim.

Rivera was the coach of the Panthers from 2011 to 2019. He led the Panthers to one Super Bowl during the 2015 season. Carolina went 15-1 that season and had an MVP year from Cam Newton. However, the team ran into the Denver Broncos and lost in the title game.

Since that 15-1 season, Carolina only managed to make the playoffs one time – 2017 when they went 11-5.

Rhule was only the first decision the Panthers had to make during the offseason. Carolina will also have to decide what they plan to do with Newton, who spent a majority of the 2019 season injured.

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Newton is owed $18.6 million next season.

Carolina also has the No. 7 pick in the upcoming draft.

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NASA finds ‘Godzilla galaxy,’ 2.5 times wider than Milky Way, in deep space

The “king of the monsters” has been found in deep space.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a massive galaxy known as UGC 285, 232 million light-years from Earth, that could be nicknamed the “Godzilla galaxy” due to its massive size.

It is 2.5 times wider than the Milky Way galaxy and contains nearly 10 times the number of stars, according to a statement released by the space agency.

It has been nicknamed “Rubin’s galaxy,” after astronomer Vera Rubin, according to the University of Louisville astronomer Benne Holwerda, who observed the galaxy using the Hubble.

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This Hubble Space Telescope photograph showcases the majestic spiral galaxy UGC 2885, located 232 million light-years away in the northern constellation Perseus. The galaxy is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars. A number of foreground stars in our Milky Way can be seen in the image, identified by their diffraction spikes. The brightest star photobombs the galaxy’s disk. (Credit: NASA, ESA and B. Holwerda (University of Louisville))

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“My research was in a large part inspired by Vera Rubin’s work in 1980 on the size of this galaxy,” said Benne Holwerda in the statement, adding that Rubin measured the galaxy’s rotation, giving evidence that dark matter exists. “We consider this a commemorative image. This goal to cite Dr. Rubin in our observation was very much part of our original Hubble proposal.”

Described as a “gentle giant” by NASA, the galaxy, which is located in the Perseus constellation, “looks like it has been sitting quietly over billions of years, possibly sipping hydrogen from the filamentary structure of intergalactic space,” according to the space agency.

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It’s unclear at the moment how it got so big, Holwerda added.

“How it got so big is something we don’t quite know yet. It’s as big as you can make a disk galaxy without hitting anything else in space.”

It may be that the galaxy consumed smaller nearby galaxies in the past or it could possibly have slowly accreted gas for new stars. “It seems like it’s been puttering along, slowly growing,” Holwerda continued.

The findings were presented at the winter American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu.

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Florida woman arrested for threatening McDonald’s employees over dipping sauce dispute, police say

A Florida woman was not “lovin’ it” after she was arrested last week, accused of threatening McDonald’s employees when she didn’t get the dipping sauces she wanted with her meal, police said.

Maguire Marie Mclaughlin, 19, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest after she threatened to “rob” a McDonald’s in Vero Beach early Wednesday morning.

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According to an arrest affidavit, River County Sheriff’s deputies went to the fast-food chain on 20th Street around 4 a.m. following reports of an “irate” woman at the drive-thru window.

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Maguire Marie Mclaughlin, 19, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest after she threatened to “rob” a McDonald’s in Vero Beach early Wednesday morning.  (River County Sheriff’s Office)

Witnesses told police that the woman, later identified as Mclaughlin, “ordered a large amount of food” and requested “one flavor of every dipping sauce” after she already had paid. Employees told Mclaughlin that the restaurant charges 25 cents per sauce.

Mclaughlin began swearing at the employees and threatened to get “the sauce by whatever means necessary, however, could not specify what she meant by that,” the affidavit stated.

Police interviewed Mclaughlin on the scene and described her as having glossy eyes and slurred speech, with breath that smelled of alcohol.

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While attempting to arrest her, Mclaughlin began to resist but was eventually restrained and taken to the Indian River County Jail for processing.

She posted bond later that day and is due back in court at the end of the month.

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Newt Gingrich: In 2020, Abraham Lincoln will be controversial and divisive. (Yes, Lincoln!) Here’s why

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In 2020, Americans are going to be forced to choose between two opposing visions: the pro-American vision of President Abraham Lincoln and the deeply anti-American vision of the modern left.

The modern left’s outlook is radically different from — and deeply hostile toward — the classic definitions of American liberty and history. In trying to fully understand the differences, I kept coming back to the greatest articulator of American freedoms, President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln had to use words to explain to his fellow Americans why it was worth enduring four years of war for the cause of personal liberty.

As someone who had been born poor and largely self-educated, Lincoln knew how rare it was in human history to have a system that enabled everyday folks to govern themselves, rise and genuinely pursue happiness, as Thomas Jefferson had described in the Declaration of Independence.

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Lincoln’s most powerful evocation of the American spirit was in his remarkably brief speech at Gettysburg on Nov. 19, 1863. In 272 words, Lincoln captured the essence of why America was worth fighting and dying for.

The contrast between Lincoln’s view of America and the modern left’s is so stark that I thought it would be instructive to lay them out side-by-side.

Which American history should our children learn: Lincoln’s or the left’s?

Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address by asserting: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Lincoln is making four clear claims in this short opening sentence.

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First, there was a historic date when the United States began, and it was the signing of the Declaration of Independence — not the signing of the Constitution (which happened more than a decade later). Throughout the speech, Lincoln consistently re-established Jefferson’s bold vision of our rights coming from God and every person being “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Second, Lincoln identified that the United States was a new country — and not merely an extension of the English colonies. As such, it was a clear break with the European-defined hierarchical system of aristocrats and corruption. Importantly, it was an assertion of the rule of law and the rights of the individual.

The gap between Lincoln’s belief in the people and the contempt elitists such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have for those who Hillary Clinton called “deplorables” tells you a lot about the gap between Lincoln’s values and the values of the modern American left.

Third, Lincoln clearly believes that liberty is at the heart of the American system. It was for liberty that men followed Gen. George Washington across the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776. It was for liberty that Union soldiers had died at Gettysburg. It was not a coincidence that the original “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (the marching song of the Union Army) said, “as [Christ] died to make men holy let us die to make men free.”

As a man of humble origins and no inherited power or wealth, Lincoln felt the importance of liberty as the guarantee that his children — and all future Americans — could live in freedom. It was this sense of liberty that enabled him to endure the extraordinary casualties and difficulties of four years of war.

Fourth, Lincoln asserted that the United States is “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Note: Lincoln did not argue that all men lived equally — or that their lives had equal outcomes. He knew that was not true. But he believed we were dedicated to everyone being created equally and having an opportunity to pursue happiness without government interference.

Now, the modern American left repudiates Lincoln’s version of America.

A recent case is the stunningly inaccurate, one-sided, and propagandistic effort by The New York Times to re-center all of American history around slavery (the antithesis of the Lincoln vision). As The Times describes it: “The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

The Times goes on to highlight its answer to Lincoln in a long essay by Nikole Hannah-Jones which asserts that, “our Democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.”

So, The Times has designed a project to produce materials for schools that propagandize a negative view of America as a hateful place, defined by slavery, in which only black Americans can be mentioned as fighting for the right ideals.

This is inherently racist and a stunning distortion of American history. Most major historians have condemned the project as simply untrue.

So, which American history should our children learn: Lincoln’s or the left’s?

In his next few sentences, Lincoln preemptively repudiated the arrogant racism implicit in Hannah-Jones’ argument that limits those who fought for justice to “black Americans.”

As Lincoln reminded his audience at Gettysburg: “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.”

The American Battlefield Trust estimates that 620,000 Americans died during the American Civil War. This death toll nearly matches that of all other American wars combined (644,000). Now, imagine Lincoln going to the small towns in Maine, Wisconsin and across the North — where men were volunteering to fight and die to save the Union — and explaining that they were pawns of slavery and only black Americans were fighting to make our ideals true.

So, Lincoln, a country lawyer from central Illinois, understood painfully and personally the human cost of preserving the Union and fighting for freedom.

Lincoln said, “in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate — we cannot consecrate — we cannot hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

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Thus, Lincoln again preemptively rebuked the modern left’s contempt for the heroes who preserved America and fought for its liberty.

He went on to assert — in direct contradiction of The New York Times’ arrogance — that “it is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Here again, this is the opposite of what the modern left would have you believe.

Lincoln clearly admitted that the work of freedom was unfinished and that we owe it to those who gave their lives to continue the work of extending and improving liberty for all people. In fact, Lincoln said it is our duty to extend “under God, … a new birth of freedom.”

(Of course, the anti-religious left would scoff at the reference to God. Yet, both Lincoln and Washington shared a belief that America existed because of Divine Providence’s benevolence.)

Finally, note the core description of Lincoln’s vision for America: “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

The greatest revelation of the Trump presidency has been the depth of hostility and dishonesty the establishment and the deep state displayed in seeking to destroy the duly elected president through leaks, lies and phony investigations. The further revelation of the bureaucracy’s belief that it had a duty to undermine presidential policies with which it disagreed was another example of the drift away from government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

In Lincoln’s era, presidents could fill the government with people loyal to themselves. Lincoln spent a great deal of time on patronage in the first months of his presidency, and it was this pro-Lincoln bureaucracy that helped the Union survive the difficult first three years of war. In the modern era, the rigid bureaucratic systems severely limit a president’s ability to reshape the government.

We have moved from government of the people to government of the experts. We have replaced an aristocracy of inherited family status with an aristocracy of credentialing.

In many states and localities, the citizen no longer has any significant influence on government. In almost every level of government, Washington bureaucrats can dictate to elected local officials. The result has been a more and more dissatisfied citizenry.

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The gap between Lincoln’s belief in the people and the contempt elitists such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have for those who Hillary Clinton called “deplorables” tells you a lot about the gap between Lincoln’s values and the values of the modern American left.

One of the great challenges for the Trump administration and its allies is to re-center government on Lincoln’s values and dismantle the elitist “bureaucrats know best” model that now defines so much of our government.

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Florida man arrested after allegedly lying to bypass presidential security at Palm Beach Airport

A 37-year-old Naples, Fla. man was arrested Sunday after allegedly lying about being an active Marine Corps member to gain access to Palm Beach International Airport prior to President Donald Trump departure, a report said.

Brandon Mark Magnan, who was dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and required to register as a sex offender, was arrested after federal officials said he lied to get past presidential security checkpoints at the airport about an hour before Trump’s flight departed, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Magnan allegedly passed two security checkpoints, typically manned by U.S. Secret Service and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies, the newspaper reported. He drove through the checkpoints with an unnamed male passenger, according to a complaint filed in federal court.

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At each checkpoint, he identified himself as a member of the Marine Corps helicopter squadron, presenting deputies with credentials with Marine Corps seals, the complaint said.

After gaining access to Atlantic Aviation, a sheriff’s deputy asked to see his credentials after noticing he wasn’t wearing a Marine Corps uniform, a standard practice for meeting the president under the circumstances. The deputy contacted a member of the helicopter squadron who said Magnan’s credentials were fake “based on numerous factors.”

Magnan then allegedly told law enforcement he was a retired member of the squadron, the Post reported. A search of the FBI crime database revealed Magnan was dishonorably discharged after a court-martial conviction for “serious offenses,” the complaint said.

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Brandon Mark Magnan, 37, was arrested at the Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday for allegedly lying to get by security checkpoints to see President Trump depart.

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Magnan was held on charges of “false personation of an officer or employee of the United States,” the newspaper reported. He faces up to three years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He made bond and was released from jail Monday, the Post reported.

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More than two dozen in Australian province charged with deliberately starting brush fires

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More than two dozen people have been charged in the Australian province of New South Wales for allegedly starting brush-fires as authorities continue their effort to crack down on suspected arsonists since the onset of what’s become a catastrophic wildfire season for the nation, according to a Monday press release.

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Since November 8, New South Wales Police have taken legal action against 183 people for fire-related offenses, including 24 individuals who have been charged over alleged deliberately-lit bushfires – a crime punishable by up to 21 years in prison.

Speaking to reporters Monday, Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliot said that three additional people have been charged with alleged looting in areas affected by brush fires in New South Wales’ South Coast region.

“For anybody — regardless of their age or mental state – who wants to take advantage of their fellow citizens’ disadvantage, they should expect full force of the law,” Elliot said in a press conference. “I share the premier’s horror and the police’s horror at someone wanting to go and loot the home of an individual or a family who’ve potentially lost everything.”

Thousands of firefighters continue to battle the blazes that have burned millions of acres in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, an area twice the size of Maryland. Nationwide, at least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes, while hundreds of millions of animals are believed to have perished.

In New South Wales alone, the fires have killed nearly 500 million birds, reptiles and mammals, Sydney University ecologist Chris Dickman told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Detectives from the Financial Crimes Squad’s Arson Unit have been working with local police to investigate the cause, origin and impact of fires since the latest State of Emergency was declared last Thursday, according to the press release.  An initiative in New South Wales – dubbed Strike Force Tronto – has also lead to legal action against 53 people for allegedly failing to comply with a total fire ban and 47 people for allegedly “discarding a lighted cigarette or match on land.”

Celebrities and politicians have taken to social media to raise money for firefighters across Australian battling the blaze.  Chris, Luke and Liam Hemsworth – who are from Melbourne – announced on Instagram that they were pledging $1 million to the effort. Australian actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, country singer Keith Urban donated $500,000 to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. And Pink also donated $500,000 to firefighters in the country, as well as shared links to local agencies accepting contributions.

Australians know to expect summer wildfires. But the blazes arrived early this year, fed by drought and the country’s hottest and driest year on record. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday that he would dispatch 3,000 army, navy and air force reservists to help battle the fires and commit $14 million, in US dollars, to lease fire-fighting aircraft from overseas.

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But the moves did little to tamp down the criticism that he had been slow to act, even as he has downplayed the need for his government to address climate change. As of dawn Sunday, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service said 150 fires were active in the state, 64 of them uncontrolled.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tim Allen doesn’t mind being the butt of the only Golden Globes joke Ricky Gervais regrets

On Sunday, comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for a fifth time, offering some of his most brutal jokes to date.

Despite ripping into the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Disney and more, Gervais recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he only regrets one of his infamous jokes.

In 2011, Gervais, 58, introduced Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, who were set to present an award together.

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“The first [presenter] is an actor, producer, writer and director whose movies have grossed over $3.5 billion at the box office,” said Gervais in 2011. “The other is Tim Allen.”

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Gervais told THR that the joke wasn’t directed at Allen specifically, but would have been made about anyone.

“I didn’t want Tim Allen to think, ‘Oh, that was written for me,’ ” said Gervais. “ ‘Why me?’ Well, because you were standing next to Tom Hanks.”

Allen, however, didn’t seem to mind.

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The “Home Improvement” star, 66, told Page Six that while he wasn’t exactly offended by the joke, it did leave him a bit confused.

“Perhaps I didn’t get it… I wasn’t the only one,” said Allen. “Tom [Hanks] and I even said [at the time]: ‘I didn’t really get it. It’s like he didn’t finish the joke. It just went flat.’ Later that night he said, ‘It didn’t go so well.’ He kind of apologized.”

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This year, however, Allen found Gervais’ jokes much more enjoyable.

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“I thought he was pretty sharp. A couple of things made me laugh out loud.”

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