Ryan Lucas
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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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News Brief: Trump Invites Putin To Washington, Comic-Con Preview

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Thursday that he objected to personal attacks about purported Justice Department stonewalling on the Russia investigation. With him is FBI Director Christopher Wray. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Lawmakers Interview FBI Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts

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Miguel Angel Corea Diaz (center), suspected to be the East Coast leader of the MS-13 gang, is led by Drug Enforcement Administration officers. A new report found that women in the DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are underrepresented at the leadership level. AP hide caption

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The FBI seal is attached to a podium prior to Director is Christopher A. Wray speaking at a news conference at FBI Headquarters, on June 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. after the release of an inspector general's report. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Department Inspector General Testifies Before Senators

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Fact Check: Trump's Freewheeling Friday

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Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at District Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday. A judge ordered him to jail ahead of his trial in connection with alleged witness tampering. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Orders Paul Manafort Detained Amid Witness Tampering Allegations

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14

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News Brief: Pompeo In Asia, DOJ Reports On Clinton Email Investigation

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Inspector General To Release Report On DOJ Clinton Email Probe

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