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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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House Intelligence Report Reveals Call Logs Between White House And Giuliani

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Lev Parnas (left) exited federal court following his arraignment on Oct. 23 in New York City. He and associate Igor Fruman were back in court on Dec. 2. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors: More Charges Possible In Case Of Giuliani Associates Parnas, Fruman

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Federal Judge Rules That Former White House Counsel Don McGahn Must Testify

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David Holmes, Fiona Hill Testify In Final Scheduled Day Of Impeachment Hearings

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Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador To The E.U., Answers Questions About Ukraine

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Republicans And Democrats Spar During 3rd Day Of Public Impeachment Hearings

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Former Trump adviser Roger Stone leaves a Washington, D.C., courthouse Friday after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Roger Stone, Political Operative And Trump Aide, Guilty In False-Statements Trial

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What Happened During The First Day Of Public Hearings In The Impeachment Inquiry

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Democrats Say They Won't Need Giuliani's Testimony To Make Their Case Against Trump

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Attorney General William Barr spoke alongside then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O'Callaghan, left, in April. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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William Barr Emerges As The Attorney General Trump Wanted. Democrats, Not So Much

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Critics Doubt Barr Can Restore Stability To The Justice Department

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