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Faulty Benghazi report forces CBS to suspend "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan

CBS announced the suspension of Lara Logan on Tuesday after an internal review found fault in her October 27 report about the attack on U.S. Consulate Benghazi.

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JC Finley
Lara Logan, pictured during an interview in March 2013. (United States Government/US Army)
Lara Logan, pictured during an interview in March 2013. (United States Government/US Army)

Nov. 27 (UPI)-- "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan has been suspended indefinitely by CBS following an internal review of a report that aired October 27 about the September 12, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The report centered on an account by British security contractor Dylan Davies, who claimed to have witnessed the attack, an account contradicted by Davies' own statements to his company, the FBI and the State Department that he was nowhere near the consulate that night.

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CBS News Executive Director of Standards and Practices Al Ortiz concluded that the "60 Minutes" story was "deficient" and that Logan and her producer "did not sufficiently vet Davies’ account." In response, CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager asked Logan and her producer to take a leave of absence.

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