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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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A memorial is seen outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in honor of those killed during a 2018 mass shooting. Families of more than a dozen victims have reached a legal settlement with the Justice Department. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The covert effort to disrupt the 2020 election was publicly unmasked in October of last year when FBI Director Chris Wray and others held a news conference to say the authorities were aware of the Iranian actions. Now, two Iranians have been charged. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Jacob Chansley, the self-styled "QAnon shaman," confronts U.S. Capitol Police officers during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Self-styled 'QAnon shaman' is sentenced to 41 months in Capitol riot

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Steve Bannon appeared in court after refusing to comply with Jan. 6 panel's subpoena

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A Russian analyst has been charged with lying to the FBI as part of a special counsel investigation into the Trump-Russia probe. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A key source for the infamous Trump-Russia dossier is charged with lying to the FBI

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DOJ's China Initiative aims to counter theft of U.S. secrets and technology

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Families of Charleston church massacre victims reach $88 million settlement with DOJ

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Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana Toebbe, are seen in booking photos. Federal prosecutors accuse the Maryland couple in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government. West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP hide caption

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Trump files lawsuit to stop the release of documents related to the Capitol riot

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DOJ to ask the Supreme Court to halt enforcement of Texas' abortion law

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