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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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Trump's Response To Unrest Raises Questions, Criticisms

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Attorney General Updates On The Federal Government's Response To Nationwide Protests

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DOJ To Help Local Authorities In Policing Riots Around The Country

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Profile Of Judge Sullivan, Criticized For Handling Of Michael Flynn Case

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The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle

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Supreme Court Considers Limits—If Any—On Trump's Power

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FBI Executes A Search Warrant On Sen. Richard Burr, Takes His Cellphone

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Attorney General William Barr support passage of now-lapsed surveillance authorities. Debate is expected soon in the Senate. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Attorney General's Actions To Change The Perception Of The Russia Investigation

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DOJ Will Drop Case Against Ex-Trump Adviser Michael Flynn

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