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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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Mueller Disputes Barr's Summary In Letter

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News Brief: Barr On Capitol Hill, Venezuela Update, Visas For Veterans

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Maria Butina Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

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Democratic Chairman Of House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Full Mueller Report

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Attorney General Barr Says Trump Did Not Commit An Obstruction-Of-Justice Offense

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Congress Awaits Release Of Mueller's Report On Russian Interference In 2016 Election

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Recapping The Big Moments In Mueller Russia Investigation

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Release Of Redacted Version Of Mueller Report Expected Thursday

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Justice Department Charges WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

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