Ryan Lucas
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Ryan Lucas in 2018
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Ryan Lucas

Justice Correspondent

Ryan Lucas covers the Justice Department for NPR.

He focuses on the national security side of the Justice beat, including counterterrorism, counterintelligence and the investigations into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Lucas also covers a host of other justice issues, including the Trump administration's "tough-on-crime" agenda and its fight against sanctuary city policies.

Before joining NPR, Lucas worked for a decade as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press based in Poland, Egypt and Lebanon. In Poland, he covered the fallout from the revelations about secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe. In the Middle East, he reported on the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the turmoil that followed. He also covered the Libyan civil war, the Syrian conflict and the rise of the Islamic State. He reported from Iraq during the U.S. occupation and later during the Islamic State takeover of Mosul in 2014.

He also covered intelligence and national security for Congressional Quarterly.

Lucas earned a bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, and a master's degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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Paul Manafort Concludes Plea Deal

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Paul Manafort arrived for a hearing at U.S. District Court on June 15 in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Manafort Close To Plea Deal To Avoid 2nd Federal Trial

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The Justice Department has charged a North Korean cyber-operative with attacks and mayhem that prosecutors say was carried out under orders from Kim Jong Un. Terence Tan /Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information via Getty Images hide caption

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Feds Charge North Korean Cyber-Operative In Sony Hack, Ransomware Attack

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Facebook Says It's Making Strides In Rooting Out Malicious Activity At Senate Hearing

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White House lawyer Emmet Flood arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in May. He's seen as the leading contender to replace White House counsel Don McGahn, who will step down this fall. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Man Who Could Be White House Counsel Prepares For Battle

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The Timeline Leading Up To Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea

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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Trump, leaves the federal courthouse Tuesday in New York City. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen's Lawyer Says His Client Would Never Accept Pardon From 'Corrupt' Trump

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Trump's Attorney Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty & Paul Manafort Found Guilty By Jury

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Jury Finds Paul Manafort Guilty On 8 Of 18 Charges

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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Trump, leaves his apartment building in New York City on Tuesday. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump's Attorney And Fixer Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To 8 Federal Counts

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Judge T.S. Ellis III gives jury instructions in front of tax fraud defendant Paul Manafort on Tuesday. Art Lien hide caption

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Jury Finds Paul Manafort Guilty In Federal Tax And Bank Fraud Trial

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