Israeli couple, Noga and Moshiko Siho, kiss after they have their wedding photos taken in an army staging area on the Israeli Gaza border, near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel on Wednesday. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next

Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza, after Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire. People returned home and markets opened. What the future holds, however, is far from certain.

From her cubicle at Vital Decisions in Cherry Hill, N.J., Kate Schleicher counsels people who are seriously ill. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months? WHYY

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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Rice is just as nice as ice when it comes to bucket challenges. Right: Manju Latha Kalanidhi, inventor of the Rice Bucket Challenge, gives grains to a hard-working neighbor. Courtesy of Manju Latha Kalanidhi hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head

Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option — give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.

Boston is a frequent setting for films, but for some actors, mastering the accent can be a challenge. Vladislav Bezrukov via Flickr hide caption

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Movies

Setting Your Movie In Boston? Bettah Get The Accent Right WGBH

A new film about mobster Whitey Bulger is in the works, and its success may ride on one crucial detail: whether or not the actors can deliver a convincing "hihowahya?"

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What's on the menu at Tim Hortons? Coffee and doughnuts --” and also sandwiches and pastries. meddygarnet /Flickr hide caption

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Business

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons MPBN

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

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