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Posted: February 24, 2014 at 3:29 a.m.

Eric Holder, the U.S. attorney general, personally thanked Drug Enforcement Administration agents in an email for their role in the Mazatlan, Mexico, arrest of that country’s most-wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, saying that the arrest would not have happened “without the courage and commitment of all of you.” Denise BonGiovanni, a San Francisco animal control officer, said police found 34 meatballs suspected to be poisonous hidden in a neighborhood where a 7-year-old dachshund named Oskar died after eating a meatball laced with strychnine last year.

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