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CBS News' Lara Logan: Surviving Rape – and Changing My Life

CBS News' Lara Logan: Surviving Rape – and Changing My Life

Originally posted 04/29/2016 10:40AM

How the TV journalist found strength in family and a new life of love and healing in a small Texas town

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CBS News' Lara Logan Describes Her Life After Sexual Assault in Egypt: 'Since That Time I Have Never Lived Without Pain'

CBS News' Lara Logan Describes Her Life After Sexual Assault in Egypt: 'Since That Time I Have Never Lived Without Pain'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 09:00AM

In 2011, 60 Minutes' Lara Logan was covering the Arab Spring demonstrations from Egypt's Tahrir Square when a mob of hundreds suddenly turned on her, and viciously sexually assaulted her.

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CBS News' Lara Logan on Relocating to Small-Town Texas After Learning Her Son Suffers from Severe Learning Disabilities

CBS News' Lara Logan on Relocating to Small Town Texas After Learning Her Son Suffers from Severe Learning Disabilities: 'I Needed to Be Home'

Originally posted 04/27/2016 04:40PM

For 60 Minutes' Lara Logan, making the decision to move to a tiny town in Texas was all about family.

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CBS News' Lara Logan Opens Up About Surviving Rape, Breast Cancer and the Benghazi Scandal

CBS News' Lara Logan Opens Up About Surviving Rape, Breast Cancer and the Benghazi Scandal: 'If You Can Take That Many Knocks and Stay on Your Feet, You Can Take Just About Anything'

Originally posted 04/27/2016 08:00AM

Relaxing in the backyard of her charming house in small town Texas, Lara Logan feels very lucky.

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60 Minutes Reporter Lara Logan Admitted to Hospital for Complications from Sexual Assault

Lara Logan Admitted to Hospital for Complications from 2011 Sexual Assault

Originally posted 03/24/2015 11:55PM

Lara Logan, the 60 Minutes reporter who was sexually assaulted while covering Egypt's Arab Spring protests in 2011, has returned to the hospital.

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Lara Logan Hospitalized for Internal Bleeding

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Lara Logan Hospitalized for Internal Bleeding

Originally posted 02/27/2015 11:05AM

Lara Logan was admitted to a hospital near Washington D.C. on Wednesday where the 60 Minutes corespondent is being treated for diverticulitis, a digestive disease, and internal bleeding.

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Fox News's Jennifer Griffin on Lara Logan: Field Reporting Is Always Risky

Fox News's Jennifer Griffin on Lara Logan: Field Reporting Is Always Risky

Originally posted 02/17/2011 03:45PM

Reporting in the field is dangerous – but the risks simply can't always be foreseen, says Fox News war correspondent Jennifer Griffin.

"It is always a risk, but it's a risk for men and for women. There's an element of unpredictability anytime you enter war zone or crowd," Griffin, 41, tells PEOPLE, commenting on last week's "brutal and sustained" sexual assault of CBS reporter Lara Logan in Egypt.

"I've heard a lot of people blaming the victim. 'She should have known better. She already had a brush with the military there.' That's so incredibly unfair," says Griffin. "As a journalist, you take a calculated risk. No one goes into a crowd thinking, 'I could be lynched or sexually assaulted.' If we thought that as journalists we'd never take those steps into the crowd. You don't think about the danger. You think about, 'How am I going to get this story.' "

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Lisa Ling 'Devastated' About Lara Logan's Assault in Egypt

Lisa Ling 'Devastated' About Lara Logan's Assault in Egypt

Originally posted 02/16/2011 05:20PM

For Lisa Ling, hearing that 60 Minutes journalist Lara Logan had been brutally sexually assaulted in Egypt hit home.

"When I first heard the story I was devastated," Ling, whose TV-reporter sister Laura Ling was held captive for five months in a North Korean prison in 2009, said on Wednesday's The Wendy Williams Show. "I have never met her, but she does incredible work and I wish her and her family well and hope that she comes back strong because her work is really unique. She's a very courageous woman and I wish her well."

Referencing her sister's experience, Ling said journalists generally understand the dangers they face – but sometimes, the unexpected happens.

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Why Lara Logan Was Eager to Return to Egypt

Why Lara Logan Was Eager to Return to Egypt

Originally posted 02/16/2011 02:35PM

Lara Logan had already had one troubling experience in Egypt before last Friday's "brutal and sustained" sexual assault, but the seasoned journalist was eager to return to work – under the right circumstances.

After Logan, 39, was detained and blindfolded by Egyptian authorities earlier this month, she told Charlie Rose in an interview, "Yes, I would go back, [but] it would depend entirely on the circumstances. If I could get an interview with [Egyptian president Hosni] Mubarak, I would go tomorrow. Am I just going to go throw myself into the circumstances? No, that doesn't seem smart."

Logan also recounted her experience with the Egyptian authorities, who separated some of the crew members and kept them overnight. "They let us know in no uncertain terms that they were tracking us. They knew who we were. They photographed us when we were blindfolded," says Logan, who blamed a mix-up in paperwork, which would have permitted her crew to be in the country as journalists, for the incident.

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Anderson Cooper Reaches Out to Lara Logan

Anderson Cooper Reaches Out to Lara Logan

Originally posted 02/16/2011 10:20AM

Anderson Cooper, who escaped serious injury while he was covering the unrest in Egypt, has reached out to 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan, who on Feb. 11, it was announced Tuesday, was brutally assaulted by a mob of men in Tahrir Square while she was carrying out her job.

"Sickened and saddened by the attack on Lara Logan," the CNN anchor, 43, Tweeted. "She is in all of our thoughts and prayers.”

Logan, 39, a native of South Africa, has covered battlefields for nearly 20 years. During the Feb. 11 incident, she was separated from her crew and was eventually rescued by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, according to a CBS statement.

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