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He is a farmer with 60 dairy cows and 150 pigs in a state dominated by far-larger farms.C. agrees: “Several high energy instruments will play a critical role in the observations of the onset of energetic events like flares and Coronal Mass Ejections Together the NASA/NOAA and international observatories and the Koronas-Foton observatory can observe the complete electromagentic spectrum from radio to gamma-rays” That is if the spacecraft was functioning as plannedAnu Duggal and Sutian Dongs tiny co-working office is stacked high with 100 swanky gift bags Every item stuffed inside the black and cream weekend duffles is trendy and coveted by the New York Millennial set Swell water bottles Sustain Natural organic tampons Google Home minis One product has extra appeal to Duggal and Dong: the newest lip balm from Instagrammable beauty brand Winky Lux the creation of which was made possible by the women loading the loot into each bag They are the partners of the Female Founders Fund a venture capital firm dedicated to funding new tech-related companies created by women And on one late-July morning they were preparing for their August CEO Summit a day-long event that would bring newly minted chief executives into conversations with established leaders like Marissa Mayer Cecile Richards and Danny Meyer It’s just one of 40-50 events Duggal and Dong host for the founders in their portfolio each year They run an ambitious calendar of gatherings to help advance the businesses theyve had a hand in launching everything from off-the-record press dinners and breakfasts with uber-successful CEOs to office hours at Instagram Duggal an entrepreneur herself launched the fund solo in 2014 bringing on experienced investor Dong as a partner in 2016 Their mission to support women entrepreneurs comes in part from a place of wanting to see women succeed but it also makes good business sense Studies have shown that diversity only helps the bottom line; McKinsey & Company found in 2015 that businesses in the top quartiles for racial and ethic diversity and gender diversity are 35% and 15% more likely to outperform their competitors Duggal founded F3 in 2014 bringing on Dong as her partner in 2016 Together they announced a new $27 million fund in May with investors including Melinda Gates Kyoko Hamada for TIME "When you think about the face of entrepreneurship 10 to 20 years ago it looked very different than what it does today" says Dong For investors who look for patterns in past successes to recreate female founders rarely fit the model she says but thats where she and Duggal see profit potential The biggest challenge has been convincing others that female founders will make big returns Duggal says but she and Dong have taken massive strides toward overcoming it: F3 announced in May that it has raised an impressive $27 million from investors like Melinda Gates Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani "Were paving the way and opening up the path for so many other female investors to take that leap" Dong says The roadblocks facing women in the startup world are not limited to access to funding When Susan Fowler published a blog post in February 2017 about the discrimination she faced as an engineer at Uber she blew open a national conversation about sexism in tech A year and a half later Dong nods to Fowlers impact "The generation right now is really committed to changing permanently how people interact and how people treat each other" she says F3 is part of the movement to reimagine an industry that offered only 2% of venture capital dollars to women entrepreneurs last year "Were talking about looking forward and building something new that we want to see versus existing in a system and a construct thats designed for people that dont look like us" she says Duggal was born in India; Dong in China Dong says she’s seen fellow women of color in her industry struggle with moments of internal doubt following rejection: "Is that because of what I look like or did that happen because of how they were feeling" she describes people wondering "That unknown piece is hard" The women who come to Dong and Duggal with business ideas often enter with a sense of relief as if to say Thank God you exist Duggal says "Were saying to the world that you can have a fund thats 100% female founders and compete with everybody else in the market" Dong and Duggal visit Natalie Mackey CEO of beauty brand and F3 portfolio company Winky Lux at her New York City office “The brand that she’s built [speaks] to this very particular Millennial audience and [is] very successful in understanding how to reach them” Duggal says Kyoko Hamada for TIME After a morning of meetings and CEO Summit prep Duggal and Dong journey 20 blocks east to the Winky Lux offices on the Lower East Side for a mentor session with CEO Natalie Mackey The Winky Lux storefront spotted with products including a signature flower lip balm is a shiny little pink oasis Customers can test out makeup and pose in front of an Instagram-friendly floral backdrop under the neon-lit words Youre like really pretty (If you dont get the reference Winky Lux is probably not for you) Duggal and Dong zip past the cutesy setup into the office a room full of glitter-eyed young staffers tapping away at computers half buried under products Mackey greets them in the back her sleepy French bulldog Pippy at her side The three women settle at a white conference table and catch up on the next big thing for Winky Lux: a museum-inspired pop-up shop designed to stand out on social media Mackey is planning a disco room a whipped cream room a cashmere room and a lemon-themed ball pit all tied to her products "How are you going to move the in-store customers to online" Dong asks Mackey and her team are engineering ways to capture customer data through the store and creating opportunities to make GIFs that visitors will share online "Whats keeping you up at night" Duggal asks Mackey is struggling to hire people who can guide customers through the experience with passion for the brand Duggal suggests hiring actors as another of F3s portfolio companies is doing for a kids programming business because theyre comfortable in front of an audience and skilled at taking on new roles "Thats awesome" Mackey says "Good advice" Mackey’s French bulldog Pippy works by her side Kyoko Hamada for TIME "Theres a unique set of challenges that a female founder has so its important to have this network" Mackey says later after Duggal and Dong have left to head back to the office When she started pitching her company which uses a proprietary manufacturing process to create new products and capitalize on trends at a rapid pace tons of venture capital firms said no "I got questions like Why arent you selling to men Youre cutting out half of the market and Well I gave this to my wife and she only uses Goop products so she doesnt think that this would sell" Mackey says She was introduced to Duggal and Dong through another woman they invest in Mariah Chase from fashion brand Eloquii "It doesnt surprise me that the first group to write a substantial check was a group that focused on female-led businesses" For the first F3 fund Duggal offered the founders she invested in the chance to own a piece of the fund For the second fund she and Dong invited their portfolio founders to write a small check and become limited partners in order to gain experience as investors "From day one its been all about the network" Duggal says Mackey would love to join the investing process someday "Its interesting being a female founder its definitely the best time yet" she says "But its not as good as its going to be" Pippy takes advantage of the social media-friendly backdrop at Winky Lux posing under the sign “You’re like really pretty” Kyoko Hamada for TIME Write to Lucy Feldman at [email protected]"Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts" Trump wrote on Twitter "Under study for years Will update soon with Secretary Zinke Thank you"Trump’s sudden tweet halted a decision by his own administration announced by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday to end a 2014 government ban on big-game trophy hunting in Zimbabwe and Zambia saying it would help the conservation of the speciesBut the Fish and Wildlife decision almost immediately was met with a fierce backlash and outcry from animal rights activists and environmentalists – as well as prominent conservativesIn a tweet Fox News host Laura Ingraham expressed her dismay writing "I don’t understand how this move by @realDonaldTrump Admin will not INCREASE the gruesome poaching of elephants Stay tuned"The president’s decision Friday evening did not seem well-coordinated with his West Wing communications team Just hours earlier at the daily press briefing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had defended the decision saying it was the result of a review by "career officials" that began in 2014 under President Barack Obama"This review established that both Zambia and Zimbabwe had met new standards strict international conservation standards that allowed Americans to resume hunting in those countries" Sanders saidBy then the opioid war had claimed 200000 lives more than three times the number of US military deaths in the Vietnam War Overdose deaths continue to rise There is no end in sightA handful of members of Congress allied with the nation’s major drug distributors prevailed upon the DEA and the Justice Department to agree to a more industry-friendly law undermining efforts to stanch the flow of pain pills according to an investigation by The Washington Post and "60 Minutes" The DEA had opposed the effort for yearsThe law was the crowning achievement of a multifaceted campaign by the drug industry to weaken aggressive DEA enforcement efforts against drug distribution companies that were supplying corrupt doctors and pharmacists who peddled narcotics to the black market The industry worked behind the scenes with lobbyists and key members of Congress pouring more than a million dollars into their election campaignsThe chief advocate of the law that hobbled the DEA was Rep Tom Marino a Pennsylvania Republican who is now President Trump’s nominee to become the nation’s next drug czar Marino spent years trying to move the law through Congress It passed after Sen Orrin G Hatch (R-Utah) negotiated a final version with the DEAFor years some drug distributors were fined for repeatedly ignoring warnings from the DEA to shut down suspicious sales of hundreds of millions of pills while they racked up billions of dollars in salesThe new law makes it virtually impossible for the DEA to freeze suspicious narcotic shipments from the companies according to internal agency and Justice Department documents and an independent assessment by the DEA’s chief administrative law judge in a soon-to-be-published law review article That powerful tool had allowed the agency to immediately prevent drugs from reaching the streetPolitical action committees representing the industry contributed at least $15 million to the 23 lawmakers who sponsored or co-sponsored four versions of the bill including nearly $100000 to Marino and $177000 to Hatch Overall the drug industry spent $106 million lobbying Congress on the bill and other legislation between 2014 and 2016 according to lobbying reports "The drug industry the manufacturers wholesalers distributors and chain drugstores have an influence over Congress that has never been seen before" said Joseph T Rannazzisi who ran the DEA’s division responsible for regulating the drug industry and led a decade-long campaign of aggressive enforcement until he was forced out of the agency in 2015 "I mean to get Congress to pass a bill to protect their interests in the height of an opioid epidemic just shows me how much influence they have"Besides the sponsors and co-sponsors of the bill few lawmakers knew the true impact the law would have It sailed through Congress and was passed by unanimous consent a parliamentary procedure reserved for bills considered to be noncontroversial The White House was equally unaware of the bill’s import when President Barack Obama signed it into law according to interviews with former senior administration officialsTop officials at the White House and the Justice Department have declined to discuss how the bill came to passMichael Botticelli who led the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy at the time said neither Justice nor the DEA objected to the bill removing a major obstacle to the president’s approval"We deferred to DEA as is common practice" he saidThe bill also was reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget"Neither the DEA nor the Justice Department informed OMB about the policy change in the bill" a former senior OMB official with knowledge of the issue said recently The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of internal White House deliberationsThe DEA’s top official at the time acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg declined repeated requests for interviews A senior DEA official said the agency fought the bill for years in the face of growing pressure from key members of Congress and industry lobbyists But the DEA lost the battle and eventually was forced to accept a deal it did not want"They would have passed this with us or without us" said the official who spoke on the condition of anonymity "Our point was that this law was completely unnecessary"Loretta E Lynch who was attorney general at the time declined a recent interview requestObama also declined to discuss the law His spokeswoman Katie Hill referred reporters to Botticelli’s statementThe DEA and Justice Department have denied or delayed more than a dozen requests filed by The Post and "60 Minutes" under the Freedom of Information Act for public records that might shed additional light on the matter Some of those requests have been pending for nearly 18 months The Post is now suing the Justice Department in federal court for some of those recordsHatch’s spokesman Matt Whitlock said the DEA which had undergone a leadership change did not oppose the bill in the end"We worked collaboratively with DEA and DOJ and they contributed significantly to the language of the bill" Whitlock wrote in an email "DEA had plenty of opportunities to stop the bill and they did not do so"Marino declined repeated requests for comment Marino’s staff called the US Capitol Police when The Post and "60 Minutes" tried to interview the congressman at his office on Sept 12 In the past the congressman has said the DEA was too aggressive and needed to work more collaboratively with drug companiesDrug industry officials and experts blame the origins of the opioid crisis on the overprescribing of pain pills by doctors The industry notes that the DEA approves the total amount of opioids produced each yearIndustry officials defended the new law as an effort to ensure that legitimate pain patients receive their medication without disruption The industry had long complained that federal prescription drug laws were too vague about the responsibility of companies to report suspicious orders of narcotics The industry also complained that the DEA communicated poorly with companies – citing a 2015 report by the Government Accountability Office – and was too punitive when narcotics were diverted out of the legal drug distribution chain"To be clear – this law does not ‘decrease’ DEA’s enforcement against distributors" said John Parker a spokesman for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance which represents drug distributors "It supports real-time communication between all parties in order to counter the constantly evolving methods of drug diversion"But DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge John J Mulrooney II has reached the opposite conclusion"At a time when by all accounts opioid abuse addiction and deaths were increasing markedly" the new law "imposed a dramatic diminution of the agency’s authority" Mulrooney wrote in a draft 115-page article provided by the Marquette Law Review editorial board He wrote that it is now "all but logically impossible" for the DEA to suspend a drug company’s operations for failing to comply with federal law The agency declined to make Mulrooney available for an interviewDeeply involved in the effort to help the industry was the DEA’sformer associate chief counsel D Linden Barber While at the DEA he helped design and carry out the early stages of the agency’s tough enforcementcampaign which targeted drug companies that were failing to report suspicious orders of narcoticsWhen Barber went to work for the drug industry in 2011 he brought an intimate knowledge of the DEA’s strategy and how it could be attacked to protect the companies He was one of dozens of DEA officials recruited by the drug industry during the past decadeBarber played a key role in crafting an early version of the legislation that would eventually curtail the DEA’s power according to an internal email written by a Justice Department official to a colleague "He wrote the Marino bill" the official wrote in 2014Barber declined repeated requests for an interviewWith a few words the new law changed four decades of DEA practice Previously the DEA could freeze drug shipments that posed an "imminent danger" to the community giving the agency broad authority Now the DEA must demonstrate that a company’s actions represent "a substantial likelihood of an immediate threat" a much higher bar"There’s no way that we could meet that burden the determination that those drugs are going to be an immediate threat because immediate by definition means right now" Rannazzisi saidToday Rannazzisi is a consultant for a team of lawyers suing the opioid industry Separately 41 state attorneys general have banded together to investigate the industry Hundreds of counties cities and towns also are suing"This is an industry that’s out of control If they don’t follow the law in drug supply and diversion occurs people die That’s just it people die" he said "And what they’re saying is ‘The heck with your compliance We’ll just get the law changed’ "- – -‘Drug dealers in lab coats’2006: 52277 deaths from prescription opioid overdoses since 2000Joe Rannazzisi came to DEA headquarters as an outsider with an attitude He worked as an agent in Detroit where he watched prescription drugs flood small towns and cities in the MidwestHundreds of millions of pain pills such as Vicodin and oxycodone ended up in the hands of dealers and illegal usersRogue doctors wrote fraudulent prescriptions for enormous numbers of pills and complicit pharmacists filled them without question often for cash Internet pharmacies supplied by drug distribution companies allowed users to obtain drugs without seeing a doctor"There were just too many bad practitioners too many bad pharmacies and too many bad wholesalers and distributors" Rannazzisi recalledRannazzisi a burly tough-talking Long Islander was assigned to head the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control He had a law degree a pharmacy degree and had spent years navigating the DEA’s bureaucracyThe office was seen as a backwater operation whose 600 investigators had toiled for years over prescription drug cases with little or none of the recognition that went to those who investigated illegal street drugs like heroin or cocaineRannazzisi brought an aggressive approach to the diversion control officeThe year he took over Linden Barber was promoted to run diversion control’s litigation office which crafted the legal arguments that supported the team He was a former Army lawyer who served in Iraq The cadre of attorneys who worked for him saw him as a tough litigator unafraid of an influential industryBarber and Rannazzisi formed a powerful combination that the drug companies would learn to fear "Early on he did really good work" Rannazzisi said "He jumped into the Internet cases when he first came here"After shutting down the Internet pharmacies Rannazzisi and Barber pursued the pain management clinics that replaced them and soon became as ubiquitous in South Florida as the golden arches of McDonald’s To get there drug dealers and users would take the "Oxy Express" down Interstate 75"Lines of customers coming in and going out" said Matthew Murphy a veteran DEA supervisor in Boston whom Rannazzisi hired to be chief of pharmaceutical investigations "Armed guards Vanloads of people from the Appalachia region driving down to Florida to get a prescription from a pain clinic and then get the prescription filled going back to wherever they’re from"Back home each 30-pill vial of oxycodone was worth $900DEA officials realized they needed a new strategy to confront this new kind of drug dealer"They weren’t slinging crack on the corner" Rannazzisi said "These were professionals who were doing it They were just drug dealers in lab coats"Rather than focusing on bad doctors and pharmacists Rannazzisi and Barber decided to target the companies feeding the pill mills: the wholesale drug distributors some of them massive multinational corporations"I developed the legal framework to pursue actions against distributors" Barber would later say "We initiated a record number of administrative actions; the government collected record-setting civil penalties"Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 drug companies are required to report unusually large or otherwise suspicious orders Failure to do so can result in fines and the suspension or loss of DEA registrations to manufacture or distribute narcoticsWhen the DEA suspected that a company was ignoring suspicious sales the agency filed an "order to show cause" That gave a company at least 30 days to explain why the agency should not revoke its registrationIn the most egregious cases the DEA employed an "immediate suspension order" allowing the agency to lock up a distributor’s drugs The orders instantly halted all commerce in controlled substances on the grounds that the drugs constituted an "imminent danger" to the communityUnder Rannazzisi in the mid-2000s the DEA repeatedly warned the companies that they were shipping unusually large volumes of opioids to customers around the country Despite the warnings some companies continued the shipmentsThe DEA soon began bringing enforcement actions against distributors In 2007 the agency moved against McKesson the nation’s largest drug distributor and the fifth-largest corporation in the nation for failing to report hundreds of suspicious orders placed by Internet pharmacies McKesson settled the case paying a $132 million fineIn 2008 Rannazzisi and Barber targeted Cardinal Health another large drug distributor for filling "blatantly suspicious" orders from online drugstores Cardinal paid a $34 million fineThe DEA would ultimately bring at least 17 cases against 13 drug distributors and one manufacturer The government said it assessed nearly $425 million in fines over a decade Those fines reflect only a small portion of the hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue the companies receive each year"It’s a cost of doing business" Murphy saidAlong the way Rannazzisi was making powerful enemies in the industry"They definitely didn’t like Joe Rannazzisi" Murphy said "Not at all He wasn’t viewed as a person that they could work with And maybe that was appropriate He didn’t want to work with industry much"Rannazzisi was unmoved by their complaints"We’re worried about their feelings being hurt because we were doing our job" he said "We were making them comply We were holding their feet to the fire"Murphy recalled a telling meeting with drug company representativesHe said the president of one of the drug companies sat on the other side of the table put his hands up and said " ‘You got us What can we do to make this right’ " Murphy recalledMurphy said he had heard the same thing from drug dealersThere was an important difference Murphy noted"You know" he said "the heroin and cocaine traffickers didn’t have a class ring on their finger from a prestigious university"- – -‘This is war’2011: 121468 deaths from prescription opioid overdoses since 2000In 2011 Linden Barber left the DEA to join the Washington DC, Cardinal’s chief legal and compliance officer, it will only play a 24-game league schedule (the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is currently at 28 games) to allow for more nonconference action. 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