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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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The White House And Congress React To The Explosive Cohen Allegations

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BuzzFeed Reports Trump Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress

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Senators Push Trump's Attorney General Pick On Impartiality

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Attorney General Nominee Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee

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Trump, Following Explosive News Reports, Denies He Worked For Russia

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U.S. Officials View China As America's Primary Long-Term Threat To Power

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Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker has decided not to recuse himself from the special counsel investigation, the Justice Department told Congress this week. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was among those at the Justice Department who announced charges against Chinese cyber-attackers on Thursday. It could escalate tensions between the great powers. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Justice Department Charges Chinese Hackers In Bid To Curtail Cyber-Theft

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Study Finds That Russia Used Social Media To Target African-American Voters

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A Facebook posting, released by the House intelligence committee, for a group called "Secured Borders." It and others like it were created by Russian specialists posing as Americans. Jon Elswick/AP hide caption

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New Reports Detail Expansive Russia Disinformation Scheme Targeting U.S.

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, says Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments to two women during the closing weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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The Latest On The Mueller Investigation Following Cohen's Sentencing

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