This teen wasn’t allowed into her homecoming dance because she was wearing a jumpsuit

(CNN)It was her senior year homecoming dance, and Darcy Krueger was ready. The reason? She wasn’t wearing a dress. “The first moment [the event planner] sees my pants, she completely dismisses me,” Darcy told CNN. “My friends are kind of in disbelief too, and they’re like, ‘This is wrong.’” The dance was held for home-schooled students in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Tickets were $50, but the dance itself wasn’t associated with a specific school. The dress code for the dance, Darcy learned, did not allow pants. Trying to hold it together, she called her mom, who was stunned. “I knew the dress code, but it didn’t occur to me that it was going to be a problem,” Darcy’s mother, …

A teen surprised his life-long best friend with a homecoming invitation. The whole school cheered

(CNN)David Cowan and Saris Garcia, both high school students who have Down syndrome, have known each other for more than a decade. HOCO 2019 proposal #hoco2019 #imsoexcited #homecomingproposal #surprise #davidandsaris #sarismarie #downsyndromerocks #inclusion @lakebrantley_cheer @seminolehighschool @lakebrantley2021 @theellenshow A post shared by SarisMarie (@saris.marie.model) on Sep 26, 2019 at 5:54pm PDT Her boyfriend, Cowan, a 12th grader at Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida, was in the bleachers just waiting to pop the question. “He was so excited and dancing in the bleachers,” Garcia’s mom, Wanda Cruz and Cowan’s mom, Marilyn Cowan, said in their joint email. The two met each other in a speech therapy class, but lost touch after the Cowans briefly moved away in 2004. Months later, both …

Ferry operator apologizes after dozens of Bahamian evacuees were told to get off a ferry headed to the US

(CNN)The ferry boat operator that ordered dozens of Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas off its boat apologized to passengers Monday but said it made the decision after being told more authorization for their travel was needed. Balearia Caribbean said it regretted and apologized for the “hardship and inconvenience” experienced by the 119 passengers from Grand Bahama who were not transported. But it added, “We boarded these passengers with the understanding that they could travel to the United States without visas, only to later having been advised that in order to travel to Ft. Lauderdale they required prior in-person authorization from the immigration authorities in Nassau.” US Customs and Border Protection struck a different tone Monday, pinning the blame for …

Sorry, Pats fans, Gronkowski isn’t making a comeback. He’s hawking CBD oil

(CNN)Sorry, New England Patriots fans. That long-awaited announcement from your beloved former tight end had nothing to do with a comeback. In an Abacus statement, Gronkowski, 30, said he suffered numerous injuries and underwent nine surgeries during his nine seasons catching bullets from Tom Brady. “I was in near constant pain and needed to make a change,” he said. “These products have helped me safely manage pain better than anything else I’ve tried.” Proponents of CBD products say they can help athletes with pain, inflammation and even traumatic brain injuries, but because of CBD’s close relationship with its cousin, THC — the psychoactive drug in cannabis — CBD has seen itself banned in many pro sports venues. Unlike THC, however, …