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California Woman Rescued Two Days After SUV Plunged off Cliff

iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — A California woman is recovering from two days trapped in her SUV after it plunged off a cliff.

Jennifer Duron, 40, vanished Monday when she was on her way home from a run in Malibu. Her family reported her missing, unaware her vehicle was sitting 70 feet down an embankment.

Duron was stuck for two days and two nights in the damaged SUV, with no food or water.

“I think for the time she was down there, she was wondering if anyone was going to see her,” her father, Michael Daruty, said.

“Her first words were, I didn’t think anyone was going to find me,” Daruty said.

Duron was rescued Wednesday after a woman walking her dog heard screams coming from below. She was alert and talking as authorities raised her to the surface.

Duron’s family is grateful that she has been found, and with non-life-threatening injuries.

“She is in remarkably good condition for being down an overpass and ravine for two days,” Daruty said.

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California Woman Rescued Two Days After SUV Plunged off Cliff

iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — A California woman is recovering from two days trapped in her SUV after it plunged off a cliff.

Jennifer Duron, 40, vanished Monday when she was on her way home from a run in Malibu. Her family reported her missing, unaware her vehicle was sitting 70 feet down an embankment.

Duron was stuck for two days and two nights in the damaged SUV, with no food or water.

“I think for the time she was down there, she was wondering if anyone was going to see her,” her father, Michael Daruty, said.

“Her first words were, I didn’t think anyone was going to find me,” Daruty said.

Duron was rescued Wednesday after a woman walking her dog heard screams coming from below. She was alert and talking as authorities raised her to the surface.

Duron’s family is grateful that she has been found, and with non-life-threatening injuries.

“She is in remarkably good condition for being down an overpass and ravine for two days,” Daruty said.

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‘All Clear’ at Washington Navy Yard After Lockdown for Report of Possible Shooter

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard is “all clear,” after being placed on lockdown Thursday morning, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

No threats were found, the source said.

In a tweet, the U.S. Navy said the facility, which is about 1.5 miles from the Capitol, was “on lockdown/shelter in place” — although “no incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow.”

A second tweet said the “investigation continues.”

U.S. Park Police confirmed Thursday morning that they were responding to the Navy Yard for a report of a possible active shooter.

A Defense official told ABC News the response was prompted by a 911 call received by the Naval District of Washington. It’s unclear whether the call originated on base or off base.

Chris Johnson, public affairs officer for the Naval Sea Systems command, said everyone has been ordered to shelter in place.

“But there’s been no confirmed details on what the incident is or may me. We’re currently investigating,” Johnson said.

There is no known threat to the Capitol Complex, the U.S. Capitol Police said, however there are enhanced security officers in the area.

A defense official told ABC News the incident was based on a report of a “suspicious person.” Nothing was confirmed but the report was taken seriously given the 2013 shooting at the Navy Yard.

In September 2013, a lone gunman went on a shooting spree at the Navy Yard, killing 12 people. The suspect was then killed in a firefight with police.

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Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag at SC Statehouse: ‘Enough Is Enough’

Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Brittany “Bree” Newsome says she’s proud after climbing a flagpole and removing the Confederate flag outside the South Carolina statehouse.

“I felt very strongly we needed that moment,” she told ABC News. “We needed that moment to say ‘enough is enough.’ We want an end to the hate.”

Newsome’s act marked a new flashpoint in activist efforts to have the flag permanently removed from the statehouse grounds, a hotly contested issue following a mass shooting in Charleston. After the shooting, photos surfaced of accused gunman Dylann Roof posing with a Confederate flag.

“How much longer do we want to go forward like this isn’t it?” she said. “It’s time to reconcile ourselves with the past and move forward into a better future where everyone has equal rights.”

Newsome, 30, quoted scripture while descending the flagpole Saturday. She and a fellow activist were charged with defacing a monument after allegedly removing the flag.

Newsome faces up to a $5,000 fine and three years in prison if convicted.

Supporters expressed solidarity on social media using the hashtag #Freebree, and celebrities such as Michael Moore, Jesse Jackson and Ava DuVernay all lauded Newsome’s efforts. Social media users have raised nearly $125,000 so far for her legal expenses.

In order for the flag to be removed permanently, a two-thirds majority is needed from South Carolina legislators.

The governor has said it should come down.

Newsome, an activist and filmmaker who attended high school in Maryland, is encouraged by the social progress that’s occurred in recent weeks.

“The majority of people in this nation are good,” she said. “The majority of people in this nation want peace. We want to eliminate racism, and we want more equality, and I think the outpouring support reflects that.”

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Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown Following ‘Active Shooter’ Report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of an “active shooter” at the scene, the U.S. Navy said.

In a tweet, the U.S. Navy said the facility is “on lockdown/shelter in place” — although “no incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow.”

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Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown Following ‘Active Shooter’ Report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of an “active shooter” at the scene, the U.S. Navy said.

In a tweet, the U.S. Navy said the facility is “on lockdown/shelter in place” — although “no incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow.”

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Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown Following ‘Active Shooter’ Report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of an “active shooter” at the scene, the U.S. Navy said.

In a tweet, the U.S. Navy said the facility is “on lockdown/shelter in place” — although “no incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow.”

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Fireworks Won’t Fly on July 4th, TSA Says

Purestock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration would like to take this opportunity to remind you fireworks are not permitted on planes this Fourth of July weekend, or any other time of the year for that matter.

“Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft,” the TSA wrote on its blog. “Fireworks are explosive and incendiary, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, the FAA has prohibited fireworks from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags.”

This includes fireworks such as aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, chasers, fountains, bottle rockets, ground spinners, parachute fireworks, poppers, snaps, skyrockets, missiles, roman candles, smoke fireworks, snakes, strobes, sparklers, wheels and any other type of fire work you can think of.

“Remember to check your children’s bags, as they tend to sneak their favorite fireworks into suitcases and backpacks,” the TSA said.

Speaking of family travels, the summer months mean airports and aircraft crowded with kids. Click here for a refresh on traveling through the airport with kids.

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Fireworks Won’t Fly on July 4th, TSA Says

Purestock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration would like to take this opportunity to remind you fireworks are not permitted on planes this Fourth of July weekend, or any other time of the year for that matter.

“Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft,” the TSA wrote on its blog. “Fireworks are explosive and incendiary, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, the FAA has prohibited fireworks from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags.”

This includes fireworks such as aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, chasers, fountains, bottle rockets, ground spinners, parachute fireworks, poppers, snaps, skyrockets, missiles, roman candles, smoke fireworks, snakes, strobes, sparklers, wheels and any other type of fire work you can think of.

“Remember to check your children’s bags, as they tend to sneak their favorite fireworks into suitcases and backpacks,” the TSA said.

Speaking of family travels, the summer months mean airports and aircraft crowded with kids. Click here for a refresh on traveling through the airport with kids.

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Fireworks Won’t Fly on July 4th, TSA Says

Purestock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration would like to take this opportunity to remind you fireworks are not permitted on planes this Fourth of July weekend, or any other time of the year for that matter.

“Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft,” the TSA wrote on its blog. “Fireworks are explosive and incendiary, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, the FAA has prohibited fireworks from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags.”

This includes fireworks such as aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, chasers, fountains, bottle rockets, ground spinners, parachute fireworks, poppers, snaps, skyrockets, missiles, roman candles, smoke fireworks, snakes, strobes, sparklers, wheels and any other type of fire work you can think of.

“Remember to check your children’s bags, as they tend to sneak their favorite fireworks into suitcases and backpacks,” the TSA said.

Speaking of family travels, the summer months mean airports and aircraft crowded with kids. Click here for a refresh on traveling through the airport with kids.

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