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2,000 people (including me) form a human peace sign for John Lennon’s birthday in Central Park and try to break a world record

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Hi Mom! Can you see me in this video below?

Probably not. But I’m there, I swear! As I was taking the crosstown bus in Manhattan this afternoon, a friendly man told me that a bunch of people were going to form a human peace sign at 12:30 in Central Park’s East Meadow to celebrate John Lennon’s birthday and, while they were at it, attempt to break the Guinnes World Record. The celebration, organized by the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, in partnership with the City of NY and the Mayor’s office, was a little early–Lennon would have been 75 this Friday–and breaking the record would require the participation of over 5,80 0 people, the number of people who formed a human peace sign at the Ithaca Festival in 2,008.  So, how did it go?

Well, it was a beautiful event and people were refreshingly cooperative when told to stand in the peace sign instead of outside of it to take photos. Some people had selfie sticks to help them capture the moment. I didn’t, so here are some photos and videos I took from the peace sign and some I snagged from a nearby rock before being asked to step down by one of the patient organizers. We were a few thousand short, according to the AP, which counted 2,000 people.  But Yoko Ono, who spoke over a loud speaker, thanked everyone and said, “This is the best birthday present for John.”

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And below is a volunteer leading volunteers to the peace sign. I guess they were trying to take photos. He’s very dedicated and puts his legs into it!

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Chelsea Handler comes to Joe Biden’s defense during Real Time appearance with Bill Maher

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Comedian Chelsey Handler defended former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, during an appearance on HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher.

"I have to know what you think of Joe Biden and that whole thing," Maher said.

"I think Joe Biden is just a grandfather, you know what I mean? And he's old," Handler replied.

"I don't like comparing -- I don't like these stories of these women coming out and talking about a man smelling their hair or kissing the back of their head," she continued.

"I think it diminishes people who have actually experienced bullsh*t," Hander said.

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Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has reached a point that he thinks the policy of not indicting a sitting president should be readjusted for modern times.

In a PoliticsNation panel discussion, focused on Rep. Jerry Nadler's (D-NY) suggestion that he would be requesting documents from at least 60 people connected to President Donald Trump as part of broadening the investigation into possible crimes committed while running for office or while president.

"He has got legal exposure on so many fronts," said Kirschner. "Whether it is his fake charitable organization, his continuing criminal enterprise of the Trump Organization, whether it is an inauguration run amok, it looks like, taking illegal, foreign donations and doling out or promising goodness knows what to those people who donated. And it's his presidency."

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A former top official at the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency explained how President Donald Trump displayed weakness to the world by the manner in which former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired.

"The more waves the president makes, the more we wonder if at least in part he's hoping to take back the news cycle from, for example, his sex scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels," MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace noted. "I don't know what you call it when the lawyer for the porn star sounds more reasonable than the President of the United States."

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