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  • Now, the frequently gathering crowds have become a favored market for street vendors - the young ones striding along the crazy-quilt lanes with triangular fig-filled pastries on their heads, the old and lame offering pocket-size packets of tissues.

    A month after revolt, Egyptians march to protect their victory as neighbors demand freedom, too

  • Key to Mr. Saleh's hold on power is the tacit allegiance of a crazy-quilt of tribal and local chieftains, which appears intact so far.

    Protesters Step Up Pressure in Yemen

  • Instead, there is a crazy-quilt of hard-to-quantify barriers, ranging from licensing requirements to tacit local cartels and linguistic differences.

    Ian Fletcher: Economists Are Hopelessly Naïve About International Trade

  • The book is a crazy-quilt of Americana, the story of a former minor-league pitcher in the mill town of Camas, Wash., and his family of four boys and two girls.

    Taking Fiction Out to the Ballgame

  • Until then, we'll just have to content ourselves with a crazy-quilt, eternal campaign—an electoral purgatory of our own creation.

    How the Campaign Season Got So Long

  • Director Bikramjit Gupta shoots with a loose, whirling style that complements the crazy-quilt reality of the characters, whose incessant sorrows are offset by a bittersweet comic tone.

    A World of Film, A City of Screens

  • Looking at the crazy-quilt American system, you might imagine that someone somewhere has figured out how to deliver the best possible health care to everyone, at no charge to patients and minimal cost to the insurer or the public treasury.

    My Drug Problem

  • Andre Previn's Piano Trio, which had its Washington premiere at the Kennedy Center Chamber Players 'recital in the Terrace Theater on Sunday, is an engaging, instantly accessible crazy-quilt of musical inspirations.

    Kennedy Center Chamber Players' take on Previn, Haydn, Schumman

  • The possibility of crazy-quilt discursion looms high, but Arax calmly sews the diverse stories and dramatic studies into coherence and poignancy.

    Cover to Cover

  • Should a company bring more capital back so that it can have the privilege of contending with the EPA, ObamaCare, the NLRB and a crazy-quilt tax code?

    Companies Have Enough Cash in U.S.

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