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>> jeff: tonight a left turn in france, voters elected socialist to replace conservative president nick lags sarkozy, mark fill lips reports from parity-- paris, contempt in court from the 9/11 plotter, jan crawford has the latest from guantanamo and tony guida talks to families still waiting for justice at home. >> i have waited this long. i can wait a little bit longer. >> jeff: and boy band, lee cowan visits a shop class where girls are crafting their own futures. no boys allowed. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: and good evening,
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everyone, i'm jeff glor, as election season heats up in the u.s. t now over in france. and the world's fifth largest economy just chose to make a major change. francois hollande will become france's first socialist president in 17 years, defeating nicolas sarkozy in a runoff. mark phillips is in paris tonight, mark, good evening. >> reporter: the new president of france is a man few would have predicted as little as a year ago, but a combination of europe's economic woes, and the personal affairs of others have catapulted francois hollande into power. his election will have consequences well beyond france. there's nothing like victory to get a crowd cheering, especially when it's a crowd that hasn't tasted victory in a long time. francois hollande is the new president of france, only the second socialist president- elected here in more than 50 years. he had campaigned on a platform of reversing the cost-cutting austerity measures that france and the rest of europe have adopted. ( speaking french ) and tonight he said he would
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keep his promises. the outgoing president nicolas sarkozy was gracious in defeat telling his supporters to respect the people's choice. they took some convincing. ( booing ) hollande's margin was smaller than the polls indicated. in the end based on exit polls it was only in the 3-4% range. hollande profited from frustration with france's stagnant economy and from the fact the french electorate had tired of a president that never fully embraced. sarkozy was criticized for his high-living lifestyle and his glamorous wife carla bruni. >> five years of sarkozy is enough. >> reporter: hollande, though, has made his own tabloid headlines. his current partner is french journalist valerie trierweiler who he met when she interviewed him. his previous partner for 30 years was the socialist candidate in the last election here segolene royal who is the mother of his four children. hollande, though, is from the lucky school of politician.
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he only became his party's candidate because the man who was thought to be the shoe-in for the nomination, dominique strauss-kahn, became embroiled in that sex scandal in new york. if he keeps his election promises, francois hollande may dramatically change europe's approach to its economic problems. he's promised more government spending and more government jobs. that puts him very much at odds with germany's angela merkel and that is likely to unsettle the euro and to rattle financial markets. tomorrow will be a nervous day. >> jeff: mark, thank you very much, speaking of nervous, the markets could also be rattled by greece tomorrow. in parliamentary elections angry voters punished the two major parties. neither got enough votes to form a government. instead fringe parties that fierceusterity cuts made big gains. officials in yemen say fahd al- quso a top al qaeda leader has apparently been killed in a drone attack in shabwa province. the u.s. did no immediately
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confirm, but he was on the f.b.i.'s 10 most wanted list for the bombing of the u.s.s. "cole" which killed 17 american sailors and 39 others. the five accused 9/11 al qaeda terrorist was disrupted their military tribunal hearing yesterday don't have another court day for five weeks. but the aftershock from their actions extend far beyond guantanamo. that's where chief legal correspondent jan crawford is tonight. >> reporter: the five 9/11 suspects sat silently taking breaks for scheduled prayers. but the hearing ended late last night with outrage. with family members watching from the back of the courtroom ramzi bin al shieb accused of helping facilitate the attack turned around with a smile and thumbs up. one family member responded to him with an expletive. the exchange captured the family's feelings of rage after watching the suspects sitting in silence. stonewalling the proceedings and refusing to look at the judge or
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answer his repeated questions. james connell a lawyer for the accused money-man called the respect's courtroom behavior peaceful resistance and said it was deliberate. >> i cannot give you outside information about any strategy. i will tell you that certainly there appeared to be a coordinated strategy. >> reporter: the defense lawyer clashed repeatedly with the judge turning a routine court proceeding into one that stretched late into the night signaling the trials could drag on indefinitely. >> i don't have confidence that this proceeding will ever come to a resolution. >> cheryl bormann a lawyer for one of the men accused for helping train the hijackers urged female prosecutors, most in military uniforms with skirts, to dress more conservatively. >> there was somebody dressed in a way that was not in keeping with my clients' religious
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beliefs. >> reporter: speaking to the press today brigadier-general mark martins the chief prosecutor defended his team. >> the women on the prosecution team are dressed in an appropriate and professional manner. >> reporter: the defense lawyers also said they would seek to make the trials about torture the suspects allegedly endured when interrogated after their capture an before they arrived at guantanamo. the mention of torture lead to one of the most dramatic episodes in the hearing when bormann said that benatash had scars from his mistreatment. he actually removed his tonic to show his bare chest. the judge immediately order him to put it back on. jan crawford, cbs news, guantanamo. >> 9/11 family members watched a closed circuit feed of yesterday's hearing at four military bases across the northeastment while nine relatives representing sixictims were in cuba. with more on that here's tony guida. >> reporter: the nine came to guantanamo hoping to see
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justice. what they saw was chaos. organized by the defendants. >> they are complaining, and our families can't complain no more. they took their lives, they took my sister's life. i wouldn't care if they were on a bed of nails. >> reporter: eddie bracken's sister lucy was working in tower two of the world trade center when united flight 175 slammed into it. aboard that plane were lee and eunice hanson's son, daughter-in-law and two and a half-year-old granddaughter christine, the youngest victim of 9/11. lee hanson watched the hearing at a military base in new york. >> i think people like khalid sheikh mohammed p if they could come back and told them we killed 50 children today, he would say wonderful. praise allah. i say damn you. >> reporter: deborah burlingame's brother charles was the pilot of the plane that crashed into the pentagon. she watched in outrage as the defendants felt in prayer, or thumbed through a magazine, anything to disrupt the hearing.
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>> they're engaging in jihad in the courtroom. and we expect that this is what they are going to do forth entirety of this trial. >> reporter: tom hydenbergary greed. his wife michelle was a flight attendant on the plane that hit the pentagon. >> what everybody really needs to do is go down to the pentagon memorial. go down to ground zero at the world trade center. go to shantionville, and just think about the price that was paid. >> reporter: 11 years on, these families wait for payback, and promise to keep vigil. >> we're here for the long-term. it's been a long, long time and we want justice for our families. >> reporter: experts say it could be years before this case comes to trial, a trial they expect will be repeatedly prolonged by defendants' motions. and if they are finally convicted, years more to resolve the appeals. tony guida, cbs news, new york. >> jeff: to two nato service members have been killed in afghanistan.
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one shot by an attacker dressed in afghan army uniform. a second killed in a bombing in the eastern part of the country. there is no word yet on nassities. tomorrow vladimir putin will be inaugurated as russia's president once again. today the head of russia's orthodox church congratulated putin on his return to power. but that sentiment was not shared by everyone outside the service. here's elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: a battle erupted in central moscow. tear gas filling the air as political protestors fought police with shields and clubs. in the end more than 200 demonstrators were arrested and roughly hauled away. sunday's demonstration began peacefully enough when some 20,000 people turned out to protest against vladimir putin who was in march elected for an unprecedented third term as russia's president. but the people in this crowd believe the elections were unfair.
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and they're infuriated by widespread corruption and cronyism in government. veteran opposition leader boris nemstov spoke when he said we are against putin's mafia groups stealing power. but a short time later, nemstov and two other opposition leaders were arrested when a group of protestors peeled away from the main event and tried to march toward the kremlin. they made their point. but neither the violence nor the crowds will stop vladimir putin from taking power tomorrow for six more years. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> jeff: in china the blind dissident ste ter of a diplomatic standoff said he has not been able to meet face to face with american diplomats or friends since friday, chen guangcheng spoke to the "washington post" by fochblt he remains hospitalized in beijing recovering from injuries suffered in his escape from house arrest. coming up tonight on cbs evening news, four year
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way back. only 7% say they are in good financial shape and were unscathed by the recession. and joining us now is jill schlessinger, editor at large at cbs money watch to talk about these numbers and more. so jell we're talking about three parts of this recovery with the jobs being one part of it. >> yeah and i think in the jobs market we're sort of in the 4th inning. we have gained a lot of ground since the bottom but we have a big hole to fill, still down 5 million jobs since the beginning of the recession. the housing market, i think the game has just begun there. housing prices are down about 35% from the top. i think this is the year where we are bottoming out in housing but we've got a long way to go. the success story is the stock market which has doubled since the bottom back in 2009, and stocks really have regained, almost back where we were at all-time highs back in october of 2007. >> jeff: so how long does this full recovery for everything take? >> you know, it's really hard to say. but there has been academic research that says if you have got a big bubble, that
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>> jeff: a georgetown university study says 8 million jobs will be opened in the math, science and technology field by 2018. but the fix generation of american workers will be unprepared, especially girls. one move to level the plague field is found at a school in oregon. a class once dominated by boys is now for girls only. lee cowan explains. >> reporter: this is the average high school wood shop, a landscape that is decidedly masculine. the ratio of boys to girls here, is usually about 28 to 3. but a little later, the landscape shifts. in this class, you won't find a single boy in sight. >> that's because we're girls doesn't mean that we can't do the same thing, if to the better than they do it because we're perfectionists more than them. >> reporter: this is the nba or the no boy as laud class. at sher-wood high school near portland, oregon. it teaches computer design
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and wood shop to girls who often shy away from what are traditionally male dominated courses. >> guys are too intimidating and they're kind of mean. so i just didn't want to get ragged on. >> reporter: when the no boy as law shop class was first announced, the response was overwhelming. there now a waiting list. >> if they have never been exposed to it, we are doing them a disservice. if we are only developing our boys we're missing half the population. >> reporter: nationwide boys vastly outnumber girls in technology and engineering. and it takes a strong-willed girl to be willing to step into that world. >> knowing that you are going to be the only girl in something, it's not something you want to do. you don't want to be the only girl. >> reporter: already, the boys at sher-wood are noticing the girls have a different approach. >> they are some of the best welders in this class are the girls because they have more patience, more attention in details where the guys there this class just kind of go for it. >> reporter: for girls, it also gives us something like hey, my project is better
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than yours,. >> yeah, we can do anything. >> reporter: for some, the recognition is long overdue. >> girls who might never have opened the door, are finding a confidence they never knew. lee cowan, cbs news, los angeles. >> the new fill "the avengers" has shattered the weekend box office record. marvel's superhero action movie took in 200.3 million in its opening weekend, that far exceeds the old record, $169 million conjured up by the hinl harry potter film last year. we'll be right back. and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. i had to switch my insurance plan. but then my prescriptions got more expensive. i felt helpless... frustrated.
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but as reported, he is now testing his talent in another industry far from the stage. >> it seems jarring to think that maynard james keenan loud and raunchy rocker-- can also be maynard james keenan, up and coming wine maker. >> dolchetto, ras toco, muss ig fans know keenan as the frontman for tool, a band whose albums have gone multiplatinum. two of them reaching number one. keenan most often sings of anger and pain. a world far removed from this vineyard in jerome, arizona, an historic ghost town. >> you're a rock star. you could just slap your name on wine and it would sell. >> it wouldn't be genuine. it wouldn't-- that wouldn't feel right. we're creating art here. this is not just a commodity. and i can't know that unless i made it. if i can hold off releasing
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a 2010 till spring, that would be good. >> reporter: what he creates are premium high-end wines. his label winning over critics. wine spectator magazine rated one of its vintages a 91 out of 100. his tastings now draw both ardent wine connoisseurs and some of his hard-core music fans. >> only probably the biggest genius in the entire world. >> reporter: his barrel room has also served as a recording stud yog, here for one of keenan's other bands. >> how do you go from this mind-set to that mind-set in one day. >> drink a lot of this. >> seriously. >> no, kidding. you just, one thing at a time. >> and for his pull to the vineyard, you might say it's in keenan's blood. >> this is where i came from. my family, my great grandfather made wine in northern italy so, in a way
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i have kind of found my way back to my roots. >> here is the guy that has had videos pulled off mtv that is now making wine, getting married, growing up. >> i better, i'm 47. >> it's time. >> yeah. i figure i should get it all together by 50. >> he may still be a rebel at heart-- but the fruits of his labor are now something to be savored. karen brown, cbs news, jerome, arizona. >> jeff: and that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm jeff glor, cbs news in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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