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1. Dumpling house Din Tai Fung comes to Glendale, Costa Mesa (KPCC)

Din Tai Fung will open a new restaurant in Glendale in October. The restaurant says it will expand its audience in a city that is mostly white.

2. 'The Walking Dead' meets UC Irvine in online class (video) (KPCC)

The popular AMC TV series will be the foundation for a UC Irvine open online course that will address society, science and survival.

3. How blazes like the Rim Fire create their own weather (VIDEO) (KPCC)

Extreme fires like the Rim Fire can create dangerous weather patterns. That can mean strong winds, thunderstorms and sometimes even fire tornadoes.

4. House committee debates use of military force in Syria (AP)

As President Barack Obama makes his case for military action in Syria, Senate and House committees continue hearings on how to respond.

5. Ohio man who held 3 women captive hangs himself (AP)

Officials confirmed Wednesday that Ariel Castro hanged himself in his prison cell. He was serving a life sentence for kidnapping three women for nearly a decade.

6. US trade deficit widens to $39.1 billion in July (AP)

The U.S. trade deficit widened sharply in July from a four-year low in June, as companies exported fewer goods and imported a record number of foreign-made autos.

7. 7 great vinyl record shops in SoCal (Map) (KPCC)

There's something about listening to your favorite tracks on vinyl that feels wonderfully nostalgic. Here's where to find the best 33's, 45's, and 78's in your hood.

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