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Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw Found Guilty Of Rape:

A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty Thursday of some of the most serious charges against him, including sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and rape.

Holtzclaw faced 36 counts. He was found guilty on 18.

The former officer cried openly in the courtroom and rocked in his chair as the verdict was being read. Jurors deliberated for more than 40 hours over four days.

The Oklahoma City Police Department welcomed the verdict. “We are satisfied with the jury’s decision and firmly believe justice was served,” it said.

Sentencing is set for next month.

Why Alec Baldwin Wants You To Listen To Donald Trump:

Other than being an old-ish white guy who likes a nice suit, Alec Baldwin doesn’t have much in common with billionaire blowhard Donald Trump.

But when I met Baldwin here at the U.N. COP21 climate change conference (more on why he’s here in just a minute, and, no, it doesn’t entirely make sense), the bassoon-voiced actor told me he thinks we all should be listening more to Trump for one reason: His views are so extreme they might finally convince world leaders to sign a climate change accord.

“If we had Donald Trump come here to Paris and make a speech and give his views on climate change, we’d have an agreement tomorrow,” Baldwin told me.

2016 Golden Globe Nominations Topped By ‘Carol,’ ‘Big Short’:

“Carol,” Todd Haynes’ film about a lesbian affair in 1950s New York, led the nominations for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes on Thursday morning, earning five overall.

The film picked up nods for best drama, actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, director Haynes and its score.

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