Ryan Lucas
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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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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler talks with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Top Democrats say that if they take control of the House, they'll focus on investigating — not impeaching — President Trump. Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller's Office Refers Alleged Scheme Involving Harassment Claim To FBI

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Feds Charge Florida Man With Mailing Improvised Bombs To Trump Political Critics

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No 'Biological' Threat From Suspicious Packages, Feds Say As Investigation Widens

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News Brief: Pipe Bomb Investigations, Saudi Investment Conference

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FBI Investigates Pipe Bombs Sent To Democrats

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Apparent 'Pipe Bombs' Mailed To Clinton, Obama And CNN

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Law Enforcement Investigating Suspicious Packages Sent To Prominent Democrats And CNN

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Suspicious Packages Sent To Clinton, Obama, Time Warner Center

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Suspicious Packages Sent To Obama, Hillary Clinton

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U.S. Government Charges Russian With Interference In The 2018 Midterm Elections

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A sign outside Ajo, Ariz., warns hikers to keep an eye out for people who have unlawfully crossed the nearby border with Mexico. No More Deaths and other humanitarian groups use a private residence they call "the barn" on the outskirts of the small town as a base of operations. Ryan Lucas/NPR hide caption

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Deep In The Desert, A Case Pits Immigration Crackdown Against Religious Freedom

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GE Aviation exhibited equipment at the Zhuhai Airshow in 2010. Now, U.S. officials say, a Chinese intelligence officer has been charged with trying to steal American jet engine technology. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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