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because when it comes to chronic kidney disease, you might not know the half of it. last turn in a presidential electric driven by the european debt crisis. french voters choose a socialist. plea for life. an american-held hostage by al qaeda begs president obama to meet the terrorist demand or he'll be killed. and yemen air strike. a cia drone takes out an al qaeda operative wanted for the bombing of the "uss cole" in 2000. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, may 7, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us.
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i'm danielle nottingham. it's an election that will have economic implications in europe and in this country. france chooses a new president, francois hollande, narrowly defeating nick cass sarkozy. this morning overseas markets plummeted on the news. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, danielle. francois hollande is france's first socialist president in 17 years. voters there angry over how the economy's been handled sent a clear message they are tired of the handling of the economy, spending cuts and austerity. thousands of cheering hollande supporters celebrated into the morning hours. hollande, a champion of government stimulus programs, campaigned on cost-cutting
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measures instituted by the sarkozy government and the rest of europe. in his victory speech, hollande said austerity can no longer be inevitable. his election could reshape the european debt crisis. sarkozy and angela merkel led europe on a cost-cutting europe. hollande the wants stimulus to revive growth and wants the very rich to pay a 75% income tax rate. sarkozy, an american-friendly leader, was criticized for his high profile lifestyle. he tells his supporters he bears all responsibility for the election. hollande was a little noncompetitor because dominick strauss-khan became embroiled in a sex scandal in new york last year. more to come.
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france holds parliamentary elections next month and the socialist also hold the upper house. president obama has already called hole dande, congratulated him to an economic summit coming up at camp david next month. french voters weren't the only europeans who shook things up in weekend elections. greek's angry with their government's severe austerity measures rebelled against dominant political parties. this morning greece faces political stalemate which could threaten its hard won economic bailout. an american aide worker kidnapped in pakistan has turned up in an apparent al qaeda video pleading for president obama to save his life. warren weinstein of maryland was abducted last month. the 70-year-old says he's okay and addressed the president directly.
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>> my life is in your hands, mr. president. if you accept the demand, i live. if you don't accept the demands, then i die. >> among the demands for weinstein's release is end of u.s. air strikes against al qaeda and taliban militants. even as that video was released yesterday, a u.s. air strike in yemen killed a top al qaeda fugitive. yemen's military says fahd al quso was hit by missile fire from a drone aircraft. he was wanted in his role in the bombing of the "uss cole," which killed 17 american sailors 12 years ago. now to the 9/11 terror trial at guantanamo bay, cuba. saturday's arraignment of the five al qaeda suspects was just the first step in what's likely to be be a drawn out legal process taking years. as drew levinson reports, the defendant's behavior could slow things down even more.
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>> reporter: lawyers for the prisoners charged with the september 11th attacks say their clients were not trying to disrupt the court by reading magazines, praying and not answering the judge's questions. >> the accused refused to acknowledge legitimacy of the military commission as demonstrated their through silence. >> reporter: the five men, including khalid shaikh mohammed were arraigned in military court saturday in guantanamo bay. eddy broadcasten was one of the few victim's relatives there. he lost his sister lucy when the towers in new york came down. >> how they perceive themselves and how the lawyers are perceiving them, yeah, hurtful. hurtful because they have no remorse. they have no -- i don't think they even have any souls, i'll tell you the truth. >> reporter: the arraignment comes 10 1/2 years after the planes destroyed the world trade center. many of the families of the nearly 3,000 people who died here at ground zero as well as in washington and pennsylvania
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say, justice has taken too long. the chief prosecutor says he's doing this by the book. >> justice in every society is patient, methodical, patient, determined, but patient. >> reporter: leon and eunice lost their son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. their anger remains at the people, not the system. >> people like khalid shaikh mohamm mohammed, if he said, we killed 30 children, he would say allah. damnu. . forensic experts are trying to identify two bodies found this weekend in mississippi who may be members of a missing tennessee family. joanne bane and her three daughters aged 8, 12, 14, have been missing since late last month. police and the fbi suspect they were kidnapped by 35-year-old adam mays from northeastern
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mississippi where the two unidentified bodies were discovered. local residents are disturbed. >> a community like this, on account of this, pretty quiet community. nothing serious has ever happened around here. so, it's a pretty rough situation. >> the fbi says mays may be headed to arizona. an autopsy is planned today on a man killed at churchill downs, just hours after the kentucky derby. he's been identified as a 48-year-old groomer who lived at the track. police say it appears he got into a fight before he died. they also say his death appears to have no connection to churchill downs or the derby. now to campaign 2012. republican voters in north carolina, west virginia and indiana go to the polls tomorrow to choose presumptive nominee mitt romney and ron paul but
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romney and obama are well into the main re-election campaign. >> reporter: mitt romney marked six months to election day with a visit to boston for the celtics playoff game to support his hometown team. the campaign is picking up teammates as republican party makes the push to support the likely nominee. sunday newt gingrich says he'll do everything he can to get his former rival elected. >> so, you have endorsed him? >> of course i've endorsed him and we're working with his campaign team. >> reporter: the former speaker of the house dropped out of the presidential race last week and says he'll campaign with romney, but gingrich told cbs's bob schieffer, he won't be his running mate. >> you've known me a long time? i'm so much my own agent, it would be -- it's inconceivable. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor still needs more than 200 delegates to clinch the republican nomination. the president launched his re-election campaign this
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weekend in ohio. >> if people ask you what this campaign is about, you tell them it's still about helping. you tell them it's still about change. >> reporter: president obama's running mate brought up the issue of same-sex marriage. joe biden spoke in support of the unions. >> i'm absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women are entitled to the same exact rights. >> reporter: but biden says the president sets administration and wasn't sure if they would push to legalize same-sex marriage in a second term. coming up on the morning news, stormy sunday. funnel clouds sent people running for cover in the kansas city area. first scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> we'll have top stories from around the world, plus dozens of cancer drugs are running out. a law that would end that crisis
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after a big drop friday on sluggish employment news. the dow lost 16 points while the nasdaq fell almost 68. good news at the gas push. the average cost of semifinal-serve regular nationwide stands at $3.85 according to the lundberg survey, down seven cents in the past two weeks. mortgage rates are hitting a six-year low. 30-year rate loans went down to an average of 38.3%. according to freddie mac, that's usually good but slowing economic growth is not good for consumer confidence, which means less home buying. how about a virtual doctor's visit? instead of the usual visit to a doctor, "usa today" reports on an internet site run by now clinic online that provides web and telephone-based medical services. the service is available now in 22 states. proponents say it gives patients
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access to inexpensive round the clock primary care but physician groups are critical. and it's not news that lying about money can ruin a relationship. but 3 out of 10 adults who are married or living with a partner do just that. according to a survey by the american institute of certified public accountants, they try to hide purchases by big ticket items without even discussing it and some, danielle, even keep work bonuses secret. that wouldn't fly in my house. >> i can hear the arguments right now between spouses and partners, people checking closets for extra items. >> not pretty. >> thank you, ashley morrison here in new york. and straight ahead, your monday morning weather. and in sports, a bone-crunching 17-inning game between the red sox and orioles. hey, it's me again. since i became part of that mccafé frozen strawberry lemonade at mcdonald's, life's gotten better. people call me citrus límon out of respect.
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and it will be warm in the pacific northwest with the mercury hitting the upper 70s. in sports, the l.a. lakers get physical against the denver nuggets. in the fourth, pooh gasol lays a monster pick against gallinari. sessions hits the go ahead three and lakers sink the nuggets and now lead the series 3-1. amar'e stoudemire was back in the knicks' lineup after cutting his hand last week. he scores 20 to help keep new york alive for one more game. they squeak by the heat 89-87. miami still has a commanding 3-1 lead in that series. and holliday was a driving force to help the 76ers take down the banged up bulls. he scored 20 as philadelphia holds off chicago 89-82. the 76ers lead the series 3-1, putting the top-seeded bulls on the brink of elimination. in baseball, an epic game
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between baltimore and boston. it last 17 innings with 18 different pitchers taking the mound. aviles could have won it for the red sox in the 16th. he slams into catcher matt weiner, but he holds onto the ball. payback in the 17th as orioles' jones blasts a three-run homer. baltimore outlasts boston, 9-6. in hockey, the l.a. kings are going to the conference finals for the first time since 1993. they steam rolled past the st. louis blues 3-1, completing an inpropable four-game sweep. just the second time in club history the kings have made it to the finals. and in the eastern conference semifinals, the devils zubrus powered in two goals against the philadelphia flyers. new jersey wins 4-2 and now lead the series 3-1. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c. partly cloudy, 72. atlanta, 0. st. louis, some severe storms and 70. now for a recap of this morning's top stories. rebellious french voters have chosen a socialist to replace president nicolas sarkozy. repudiation of sarkozy austerity policies in promise of new economic stimulus spending. . that has economists predicting a tough week for european financial markets as investors worry about a setback in efforts
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to end europe's debt crisis. in russia, a glittering ceremony today as vladimir putin is sworn in for his third term as president just hours after a massive demonstration. as many as 20,000 protesters clashed with riot police in moscow yesterday. they say putin's election was unfair and are angered by widespread government corruption. more than 400 were arrested. the actor who played goobe pyle on the andy griffith show has died. he joined the show in 1964 and continued to play the loveable character for almost 30 years. he once said, america grew up with me. lindsey was 83 years old. and super heroes destroyed a box office record this weekend. "the avengers" took in 200.3 million, the biggest opening ever for a movery. in second was "think like a man"
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with $8 million followed by "the hunger games" with $5.7 million. coming up on "cbs this morning," a look at how jogging can increase your longevity. i'm danielle nottingham. chili's lunch break combos
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good morning, welcome to 9news now. today is monday, may 7th. i'm andrea roane
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good morning. cool out there. 50s in many areas and clouds. but not a bad day. we have rain coming and showers tomorrow into wednesday the way it looks right now.
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no problems to report as you head over to 35. back over to the maps on the west side of town.
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on the inbound side of the dulles toll road, watch out for that, it should be clearing shortly. 66 over in centerville, volumes are very light heading for the beltway and beyond. back to you andrea and mike. al qaeda has released a new internet video of a can't tured american aid worker from maryland. >> in the video, he pleads with president obama to agree to his captor's demands so he can be released. al qaeda is demanding the end of the air strikes in afghanistan and pakistan and they want al qaeda and taliban suspects around the world to be released. five men accused of planning september 11th terror attacks refused to answer the judge's questions and did not answer
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during their pleas in court saturday. >> drew levinson has the latest on what happened in court and reaction to families who lost loved ones. >> reporter: khalid sheik mohammed tried to disrupt court saturday. he and his four co-conspirators refused to answer the judge's questions. they read magazines, prayed, and wouldn't listen to arabic translations. >> the accused participated in peaceful resistance. the accused refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the military commissions. these men have endured years of inhumane treatment and torture. >> because of their behavior, what was supposed to be a simple arraignment at gaunt turned into an all day affair that went into the night. >> the united states is committed to accountability, under law, for those who plotted to attack our nation and to kill


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