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 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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Monday

U.S. takes custody of the alleged bomb maker in the 1988 Lockerbie attack

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Wednesday

Whitey Bulger is taken from a Coast Guard helicopter to an awaiting Sheriff vehicle after attending federal court in Boston, on June 30, 2011. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

US President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2022. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images) LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

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

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Monday

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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Friday

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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Wednesday

Tuesday

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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Monday

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