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Biden Unveils Massive Stimulus Plan

The checks are in the budget. In a move likely to encourage both Wall Street and Main Street, President-elect Joe Biden yesterday unveiled a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package...

Capitol Attackers' Tactics, New Plans Emerge With Arrests

He planned to take and perhaps execute hostages. That’s how federal prosecutors characterize a handcuff-equipped retired Air Force officer arrested in the Jan. 6 storming of the...

Indonesian Quake Kills Dozens, Tsunami Feared

A powerful earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early today, reportedly killing 35 people and prompting fears that aftershocks could trigger deadly tsunamis. The 6.2...

North Korea Unveils Sub-Launched Missile

It may not be “the world’s most powerful weapon,” contrary to North Korean state media claims, but few are taking it lightly. The submarine-launched ballistic missile on display...

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NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

True or false: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged House leaders against impeaching President Donald Trump this week.

Lloyd Blankfein on Trump the 'Foxy' Trader and How to Reset America

The Goldman Sachs legend weighs in on whether it's time to throw out everything and start from scratch on 'The Carlos Watson Show.

Fork in the Road: Where Will the GOP Turn?

This week's Sunday Magazine explores the new path for Republicans after the Capitol insurrection and losses in Georgia.

The OZY News Quiz

After rioters stormed the Capital Wednesday, what did Cabinet members consider as a response?.

Mariana van Zeller’s Take on Pimps and How to End the Drug War

Mariana van Zeller, an award-winning journalist, discusses digging deep into global hearts of darkness on 'The Carlos Watson Show.

Why Anthony Fauci Isn't Worried About That COVID-19 Mutation

Anthony Fauci discusses his early work on HIV, the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to be done so we're better prepared in the future.

Michael Barbaro Is Still Terrified by Podcasting

'The Daily' host joins 'The Carlos Watson Show' to share the backstory of the most popular podcast in America.

NEW + NEXT

Can an All-Black Boarding School Bring an Education Revolution?

Cymone Davis, 30, is launching a Black boarding school in Tullahassee, Oklahoma, the oldest all-Black town in Indian Territory.

Can These Creative Taxes Catch Up With a Changing World?

Nations are responding in creative, if not necessarily optimal, ways to cultural and technological shifts while implementing new tax schemes.

Can Blockchain Save 'Made in the USA'?

Krissy and Alex Mashinsky, veterans of the fashion and cryptocurrency worlds, have launched a platform for American-made goods, verified by blockchain.

Cross-Country Skiing Finds a New Home: the Industrial Midwest

Ohio, Indiana and southern Pennsylvania are witnessing a dramatic surge in interest as families and clubs look for local alternatives to distant mountains and indoor sports.

Can the Rolls-Royce of Cannabis Reach the Masses?

It could open up a whole new world of medical marijuana magic.

Indian Americans: The New Voices Bringing Diversity to Food Writing

They’re emerging as fresh voices in the white world of food writing.

Is It Time for a Pay-If-You're-Cured Health Care Model?

The pandemic and a Joe Biden presidency could combine to move America to a new health care model that might reduce $1 trillion in wasted medical expenses.

AROUND THE WORLD

Butterfly Effect: Why Europe Is Snubbing Biden

It was supposed to a reunion of best friends after a four-year separation.

India’s Dirty Arctic Energy Hunt

The world’s third-biggest polluter says it will surpass its Paris climate accord commitments.

She’s Using the Quran to Fight the Patriarchy

The Pink Hijab Initiatives, launched by Khadija Omari Kayanda, is guiding hundreds of Muslim women in business careers, a daring act in Tanzania.

Konnichiwa, Africa: Japanese VCs Flood Continent Dominated by China

For years, China has dominated funding on the African continent.

Your Guide for When Travel Returns

Today’s Sunday Magazine is a deep dive into what’s next for the world of travel in the year ahead.

This Startup Star Is the New Face of Saudi Arabia

Adwa Al Dakheel, 28, is fostering the next generation of Saudi entrepreneurs as one of the kingdom's biggest innovators.

GOOD SH*T

The Best Taco in Morocco? Hell, Yeah!

The strangest bedfellows make the best tasting ones.

If You Think Deep Dish Is Chicago's True Pizza, Think Again

Tavern-style pizza was warming the Windy City long before its bigger, deeper brother.

The Next Great Transit Hack: An App for Blind Subway Riders

This app is "mapping out" public transit for blind and visually impaired riders.

Know Your Flow: The Good Sh*t Guide to Pole Passions

You see what Hollywood's selling and you'd never know what pole dancers will tell you right out: Pole dancing is HEAVY.

So You Want to Roboticize Your House?

If you're lucky enough to have a house, you're also probably unlucky enough to have it need fixing.

How to Suck Less at … Being Funny in the Nude

Danni Zamudio is an up-and-coming comic who can make you laugh — and be nude while doing so.

Loving It Like a Local: Cape Town!

When the world opens again, and it will, you'll have a list of places you will hit with a vengeance.

TRUE STORIES

Meagan Good on How She Stayed True in Hollywood

The action hero joins 'The Carlos Watson Show' for a revealing sit-down.

Sevyn Streeter on Making It Big ‘in God’s Timing’

The singer-songwriter has a revealing sit-down on “The Carlos Watson Show.

The Ballad of R. Budd Dwyer

When the Pennsylvania state treasurer killed himself on camera in 1987, he had no idea his death would be immortalized by rock bands.

Who Would Be Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's Dream Verzuz Matchup?

The hip-hop producers join the latest episode of 'The Carlos Watson Show.

How Often Does the Joker Have the Last Laugh?

When you’re friends with an irrepressible cutup like Joe, you know his story can probably only go one of two ways.

Why Padma Lakshmi Won’t Be Running for Office

The “Top Chef” host has some ideas about how to change America.

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