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AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says it has recovered more than 24,000 gallons of oil from the site of a pipeline leak discovered last week in South Dakota. The company said 24,450 gallons of oil had been recovered as of Wednesday. TransCanada's Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil on agricultural land in Marshall County, South Dakota. The company says there are roughly 170 people on-site working on cleanup and remediation.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas election official says a multistate voter registration database the state manages is being reviewed for security concerns. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Kansas secretary of state manages the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program database. The program contains voter registration information for millions of voters in more than 25 states. The review was spurred by a story from ProPublica, a nonprofit investigation journalism organization.

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge will read thousands of pages of investigative records focusing on the 1988 disappearance of a teenager before deciding whether to release the records to the victim's parents. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the parents of 17-year-old Randy Leach have filed a civil lawsuit contending the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office and Leavenworth County violated the Kansas Open Records Act by denying release of the records to them.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A new federal report says rural areas across the country are losing population at an unprecedented rate as both people and industries are concentrating in urban areas. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that "Rural America at a Glance" is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual report on employment, population and poverty trends in rural counties. The latest edition released last week. The report says population declines have become widespread throughout rural America since around 2010.

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