Tom Zoellner

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Author of The Heartless Stone: A Journey through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire

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Even though the California orange business has largely moved to the Central Valley, the orange helped set the stage for everything that’s happening today in modern Orange County,…

How the Orange Became King in Orange County

Even though the California orange business has largely moved to the Central Valley, the orange helped set the stage for everything that’s happening today in modern Orange County,…

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De Beers , the world's largest diamond producer, and the  South African government  have announced plans to create a new diamond-mining company controlled by black Africans.

De Beers Proposes Black-Run Diamond Mining Company

De Beers , the world's largest diamond producer, and the South African government have announced plans to create a new diamond-mining company controlled by black Africans.

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