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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 Sentenced To More Prison Time In 2nd Criminal Case

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This courtroom sketch depicts former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (center) before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in September 2018. She is scheduled to sentence Manafort on Wednesday. Dana Verkouteren via AP hide caption

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Manafort Sentenced On Thursday To 47 Months In Prison

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This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (center in a wheelchair) during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Sentenced To Just Under 4 Years

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Cohen, Trump And The Pardon That Wasn't

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Paul Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in a Virginia case. Here he's seen in April 2018 outside the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In His Testimony, Michael Cohen Names Other Trump Aides That Could Be Investigated

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News Brief: No Deal With North Korea, What We Learned From Michael Cohen

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Michael Cohen Testifies President Trump Knew Of WikiLeaks' Email Dump Beforehand

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Michael Cohen (left), President Trump's former lawyer, arrives to testify before a closed hearing of the Senate intelligence committee, with his lawyer Lanny Davis on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Roger Stone Apologizes To Judge After Criticizing Her On Instagram

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Roger Stone, accompanied by his wife, Nydia, arrives at federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The former campaign adviser for President Trump has been forbidden to speak publicly about his case. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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