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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 and counterintelligence. Lucas also covers a host of other justice issues, including the Trump administration's "tough-on-crime" agenda and anti-trust enforcement.

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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DOJ Opens Nearly 200 Cases Into Pro-Trump Riot On Capitol Hill

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Probe Examines Whether Organized Groups Spurred Violence At U.S. Capitol

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The Latest On The Investigation Into The Insurrection At The Capitol

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Biden Announces His Picks For DOJ Team

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DOJ National Security Boss Is Moving On — But Cyber, China Threats Aren't

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Trump Issues Additional 26 Pardons And 3 Commutations

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List Of Federal Agencies Affected By A Major Cyberattack Continues To Grow

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William Barr To Step Down As Attorney General Before Christmas

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