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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. 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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Judge Amy Berman Jackson, shown in a courtroom sketch, has been at the center of a series of high-profile Russia cases — most recently, one involving self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" Roger Stone. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Spotlight Lands On Amy Berman Jackson, Judge In Stone Case, After A Lengthy Career

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Roger Stone Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson To Hand Down Stone's Sentence

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Attorney General Barr Considered Resigning, Official Says

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Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 14

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What To Make Of A Wild Exchange Between President Trump And Attorney General Barr

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Attorney General Asks President To Stop Tweeting About Justice Department Cases

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After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

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Prosecutors Quit Roger Stone Case After DOJ Seeks Less Prison Time For Trump Ally

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Justice Department Charges Four Chinese Military Hackers For Equifax Attack

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