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Former FBI and CIA tell their stories at eighth annual Spy Conference

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RALEIGH -- It's the last day to get an up close look at the history of espionage from our nation's top security agencies. This week, the eighth annual Spy Conference is giving the community direct access to intelligence officers, operatives and scholars.

All week long people have been hearing from former FBI and CIA agents themselves as they detail the undercover work that went into some of the most high profile cases our country has seen. As this conference comes to a close, we'll see a panel discussion about the history of the conference as well as the keynote address from a former CIA agent.

Every year they come together for this event, and disclose the real story behind protecting our nation's security. This year's theme is all about how declassified information is re-writing history. Experts are discussing Fidel Castro, Deep Throat, and J. Edgar Hoover, who ran the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972.

Friday's keynote address will be delivered by retired CIA officer and author Brian Latell at 11 a.m. His talk will detail his research about Castro and recent interviews with secret Cuban agents who can now talk for the first time.

The conference will be at the North Carolina Museum of History. It starts up again in the morning and will wrap up at noon.

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