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WASHINGTON (AP) — There have been hundreds of arrests at the U.S. Capitol as part of a demonstration against money in politics. The event is part of a series of "Democracy Spring" protests planned in Washington this week by a coalition of groups. The demonstrators also protested state voter ID laws, saying they suppress voter participation. U.S. Capitol Police say more than 400 people have been detained.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — They've worked to get him elected and even appeared on the campaign trail with him, but some of Donald Trump's children won't be casting votes in the upcoming New York primary. Voter registration records show that neither Ivanka Trump nor her brother Eric Trump registered with the Republican Party in time to cast their ballots. Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., is a registered Republican.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials say a Taiwan-born Navy officer has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan. Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin faces multiple charges including failing to report foreign contacts. Lin is being held in pre-trial confinement in a Navy brig in Virginia. An admiral will decide if there is enough evidence against Lin to pursue a court-martial.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants have recaptured a vital border crossing in northern Syria and shot down a government warplane in western Syria. The gain by the extremist group came as the U.N.'s special envoy urged rebel and government forces to respect a fragile cease-fire ahead of peace talks set to resume in Geneva this week.

CHICAGO (AP) — Nationally syndicated radio host Doug Banks, a longtime fixture in Chicago radio and television, has died. Banks, who was 57, died of complications of diabetes. He co-hosted the news feature show "190 North" for 10 years on Chicago's WLS-TV. The Philadelphia native also worked at radio stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

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