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Parents Claim Airline Refused to Allow Down Syndrome Child to Board

A California family who was not allowed to board their cross-country flight said Tuesday that they were discriminated against because their son has Down syndrome.

Robert Vanderhorst, his wife Joan and 16-year-old son Bede, who is disabled, were flying on American Airlines from Newark to Los Angeles on Sunday when the boy and his parents were not allowed on the plane.

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