Pelosi: House GOP Folded, Brought Student Loan Bill To Floor

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the House Republicans "folded" because the President made the student loan interest rate issue "too hot to handle." (0:36)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the House Republicans “folded” because the President made the student loan interest rate issue “too hot to handle.” (0:36)

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 18, 2014

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Palestine asks the U.N. to vote on a resolution ending the Israeli occupation and the number of non-U.S. airstrikes in Syria plummets.

Philippines: 41,000 Homes ‘Totally Destroyed’ by December 6th Typhoon

A satellite view of Typhoon Hagupit two days before the storm made landfall in the Philippines. December 4, 2014. Copyright: 2014 EUMETSAT

The repeated use of schools as storm shelters in Pacific Typhoons is prompting calls to build permanent facilities.

How Many Nukes Does The U.S. Have?

Find out the latest on U.S. nuclear disarmament here.

Security Council Weighs Resolution to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine

The U.N. Security Council chamber. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

The Palestinian-drafted document calls on Israel to complete a “full and phased withdrawal” from Palestine by the end of 2017.

Secret Service Panel Calls For New Fence, Fresh Blood

The panel says a the new fence should be four or five feet taller.

Former La. Cop Indicted For Assault, Civil Rights Violations, Lying To FBI

Former cop Willie Fred Knowles is accused of beating a woman and tasing two men in 2012.