CIA Contractor Dies in Secret U.S. War in Somalia

An American working for the CIA died this week of injuries from a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to two people with knowledge of the attack. He is the first American known to be killed as a result of violence in the capital since the disastrous 1993 Black Hawk Down battle.

Michael Goodboe, a 54-year-old former Navy SEAL who worked for the CIA’s paramilitary unit, died after succumbing to injuries from an improvised explosive device, according to the two sources. The two sources requested anonymity because of the sensitivity around the attack and because they were not authorized to disclose Goodboe’s death.

The attack that killed Goodboe was presumed to have been conducted by al-Shabab, an Al Qaeda-affiliated group engaged in a decadelong insurgency, though the details remain unclear. One of the people familiar with the attack said Goodboe was flown to Germany, where the U.S. has a military

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Stafford Deputy Recovers Engagement Ring Stolen In Internet Scam

A Stafford County woman who advertised a 1 carat diamond engagement ring on Facebook Marketplace fell victim to an Internet scam.

State Helps Reston Company Expand Operation, Create Jobs

Reston-based OmMade Peanut Butter will invest $300,000 to establish a gourmet peanut butter manufacturing center in Fairfax County, according to a release from Gov. Ralph Northam’s office.

School Board To Review Agreement With Alexandria Police

On Thursday, the Alexandria School Board will hold a virtual public hearing on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Alexandria Police Department. Activists plan to speak and demand school resource officers be removed from schools. The public hearing will occur at 4 p.m.

Remembering Herndon History: Sears & Roebuck Homes in Herndon

The Heritage Preservation District (sometimes referred to as

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