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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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Oath Keepers founder has been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack

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Closing arguments made in the Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial

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Closing arguments resume in the Oath Keepers Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy trial

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Jack Smith, seen in 2010 when he was the Justice Department's chief of the Public Integrity Section. Attorney General Merrick Garland named Smith a special counsel on Friday to oversee DOJ's criminal investigations involving former President Donald Trump. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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DOJ names Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee Trump criminal investigations

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Oath Keepers founder denies in court that he organized the attack on the Capitol

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Jurors hear more testimony in the trial against the Oath Keepers founder

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Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 24. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Lafarge SA paid a nearly $800 million fine over its payments to terrorist groups in Syria in order to keep its cement plant (pictured) in Jalabiya, northern Syria, working. Delil Souleman /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Jan. 6th Committee Voted to Subpoena Donald Trump. So, Now What?

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Trump requests the Supreme Court to resolve the Mar-a-Lago document dispute

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