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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 4, 2004 file photo, living survivor of the 1923 violence in Rosewood, Fla., Robie Allenetta Mortin, is comforted by Florida Rep. Ed Jennings Jr. after he unveiled the Rosewood, Florida Historical marker at a dedication ceremony. On Jan. 1, 1923, a white woman in the neighboring community of Sumner alleged that she had been attacked in her home by an unidentified Black man, according to a 1993 report written by five scholars for the Florida Board of Regents. As the news of the woman’s report spread to the white community, violence broke out. A Black church was burned, and then days later, a mob of at least 100 white people “gathered and watched” the burning of the remaining structures in the Black part of Rosewood. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Reparations after Fla. massacre a model, descendants say

Dec. 24, 2020 12:04 PM EST

(RNS) — As each new year approaches, Ebony Pickett looks back to the dark history of the massacre that began in the little-known majority-Black enclave in Rosewood, Florida, on Jan. 1, 1923. Pickett, descended from residents of Rosewood, feels the legacy of the massacre in personal ways. She was one of the...

Marguerite Mouille, left, is greeted by her grandson Thierry Mouille at a nursing home in Kaysesberg, eastern France, Monday Dec. 21, 2020. Thierry Mouille is torturing himself over the government's Christmas offer of a three-week window of relaxed rules. He's changed his mind again and again about whether to bring his 94-year-old grandmother Marguerite out to share a holiday meal. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

In France, a pandemic dilemma over holiday rights for elders

Dec. 23, 2020 3:32 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Not once in the long months since the pandemic struck has 74-year-old Jean-Francois been able to leave his nursing home in eastern France to visit his daughter or sister. In fact, the retired metal worker thinks it's been two months since he last stuck his nose outside at all, as nursing...