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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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Congress seeks medal for WWII-era spy agency

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Legislation introduced in Congress seeks to award one of the nation's highest civilian honors to members of the World War-era spy agency led by New York native Gen. William "Wild Bill" Donovan.

The measure introduced last week by Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Rep. Robert E. Latta of Ohio would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Office of Strategic Services, which later became the Central Intelligence Agency.

The medal would be awarded collectively to the OSS, whose surviving members are believed to number just a few hundred out of the original 13,000 during the war.

Commanded by Donovan, a World War I hero from Buffalo, OSS agents parachuted behind Nazi lines and led guerrilla raids against the Japanese. The OSS is considered the forerunners of today's U.S. special operation forces.
 
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