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Budget reflects leaner force, U.S. says

Budget reflects leaner force, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A budget proposal sent to Congress this week keeps the U.S. military in a leadership role as a leaner and more agile fighting force, a budget official said.
Pentagon: Budget reflects reform goals

Pentagon: Budget reflects reform goals

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The $708 billion U.S. Defense Department fiscal year 2011 proposal includes $159 billion for overseas operations, mainly Afghanistan and Iraq, officials said.

Obama taps Clinton vets for defense posts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama named his picks for four top defense positions Thursday, continuing a pattern of choosing centrist Washington insiders from the Clinton era for his government's top posts.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Alaska's 'Papa Pilgrim' dies in prison

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 25 (UPI) -- Robert Hale, the sex-offender patriarch of an Alaskan wilderness family who fought national park access rules, has died in prison, corrections officials say.

Family describes patriarch's abuse

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The family of "Papa Pilgrim," in court testimony, described years of physical and sexual abuse at their home in the Alaska wilderness.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of weekend's Grade I stakes action.
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Robert Hale
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Robert Allen Hale, also known as Papa Pilgrim (1941 - May 26, 2008) was a religious zealot who mentally, physically, and sexually tortured his wife and 15 children in the Alaskan wilderness.

Prior to living in Alaska, Hale had been involved in two notable incidents with the law, both incredibly linked to President John F. Kennedy.

In 1958, when he was 17, he eloped with 16-year-old Kathleen Connally, who was the daughter of the future Texas Governor, John Connally. Connally was in the seat in front of President John F. Kennedy when he was shot and killed in their open-air limousine in Dallas on November 23, 1963. Kathleen was already pregnant and they eloped to Oklahoma. They lived in a small apartment for a month when Kathleen was killed by a shotgun blast below her right ear. Kathleen's family family blamed Hale, but he was never put on trial as even John Connally himself thought it might have been a suicide pact that Hale backed out of.

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