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Update: Assaulted Reporter Gets Call From Obama, Released From Hospital


CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was released from the hospital Wednesday "in remarkably good spirits," despite the severe trauma she suffered at the hands of a mob of Egyptian men last Friday.

According to ABC News, Logan is now is resting at her Washington, D.C.-area home with her husband and two children.

Additionally, new details of her ordeal are coming to light, just one day after CBS News announced she had been targeted in Cairo's Tahrir Square as protesters celebrated the resignation of then-President Hosni Mubarak.

Howard Kurtz reports that Logan had been arrested and deported from Egypt at the height of the anti-government protests.  She told Esquire magazine that she and her crew had been "arrested, detained, and interrogated. Blindfolded, handcuffed, taken at gunpoint, our driver beaten."

In addition, ABC News reports Logan and her crew were accused of being spies:

She later returned to Egypt, however, to interview Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who became a rallying figure in the Egyptian revolution.

In addition to recovering to a point where she could finally return home, the CBS foreign affairs correspondent also received phone call from President Barack Obama Wednesday, the White House reported.  The president is said to have offered his condolences, but neither CBS nor the White House offered any further details of the private conversation.  Press secretary Jay Carney only added that "violence against journalists was unacceptable, and that the perpetrators of violence needed to be held accountable."

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