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Mizzou Linemen Twerk During Training Camp [Video]

What would be probably the last group you could possibly think of that would make a twerking video and put it online? If you said Mizzou linemen, you'd be correct! The University of Missouri Tigers offensive linemen twerked to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle' during training camp, and lucky (?) for us, Mizzou recorded the "performance" and posted it to Instagram.

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Fire at 24th and Broadway in Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Fire Department Responds to Call at 24th and Broadway

Early on Friday, Quincy Firefighters were called to the Durst Building at 24th and Broadway, home of Y101, KICK-FM, WLIQ and Sign Pro. Several Townsquare Media staff members reported hearing a loud bang on top of the building, followed by the smell of an electrical fire.

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Acronyms
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What Does USB Stand For? Common Acronyms Decoded

You ever wonder what all of those letters we use to define certain things (usually technological gizmos, government agencies, and fried chicken chains that want to downplay the "fried" aspect of their menu) actually mean? I was shopping earlier today and realized that I had no idea what USB stood for. I was pretty sure the U was for "universal," but was lost after that first letter. Then I started thinking about other acronyms that I wasn't sure about, and decided to start researching. How many of these did you know? 

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Ryan McVay
Ryan McVay

Western Illinois University and Mizzou Among ’100 Best Party Schools’

The famous (or infamous) annual list of the best "party schools" in America is out. Western Illinois University in Macomb and The University of Missouri in Columbia are among the top 100 colleges known to have a good time.

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Check Out the ‘Wealthiest Americans By State’

Movoto has compiled an interesting new interactive map which lists the wealthiest Americans by state. Interestingly, I had never heard of most of these people, and was a little surprised to see the local results for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Howard Jones
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Retro Futura Tour to Bring 80s Stars to Chicago

Earlier in the summer, a number of artists who conquered the charts during the 90s made a stop in Springfield on the Under the Sun Tour. On August 27, several huge acts from the 80s will appear in Chicago.

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Antony McAulay, Getty Images

New Poll Tells The Truth About Liars… Maybe

I'm not sure how much of this to believe. A newly released Harris Poll attempts to get to the bottom of Americans' lying habits. The trouble with such a poll, of course, is that those surveyed are admitted liars. And the those that don't admit to it could be lying. So keep all of that in mind as you go through these statistics.

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The Celebration Of The Music Of Disney's "Frozen"
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Hannibal Parks and Rec to Show ‘Frozen’ During Movies in the Park

The next Movies in the Park night at Huckleberry Park in Hannibal will feature the recently crowned No. 1 animated film of all time. 'Frozen' will be shown starting at 8:30 on August 22.

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America's Got Talent
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Illinois, Missouri and Iowa All Represented on ‘America’s Got Talent’

NBC's 'America's Got Talent' has announced the top acts of the current season. 48 acts will compete for the $1 million grand-prize beginning on Tuesday, June 29. 47 of those performers have been announced. The 48th, chosen by viewers of 'Today,' will be announced on June 30 during the 'America's Got Talent' results show. Among this season's top acts are performers from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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