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If there's one thing Donald Trump and Miley Cyrus have in common, it's their ability to get attention. So maybe it's not so surprising that the 2016 GOP frontrunner was a fan of the pop star's performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards, where her "twerking" became a national controversy.

"I was staying at the Trump Hotel and Donald Trump literally called and said, basically, 'I know everyone’s talking about it, but I loved it.' I had no idea anyone was talking about it yet," Cyrus said in an interview with the New York Times, which she gave ahead of hosting the MTV award show this Sunday.

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The rape trial of Owen Labrie, a Harvard-bound student from St. Paul's School in Concord, has come to its conclusion with Labrie being found not guilty of the most serious of the charges. This verdict might surprise many people who were following the trial, which garnered major media attention because of the eliteness of the prep school and the strange sexual score-keeping that apparently went on. Labrie’s testimony—he claimed to have not had intercourse with the victim, after experiencing “divine inspiration” at the last moment—contradicted the physical evidence of his semen in her underwear.

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UPDATE: Aug. 28, 2015, 2:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

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