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Army War College Revokes Sen. John Walsh's Degree After Allegations of Plagiarism

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FILE-In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., speaks on the National Mall in Washington. Walsh says he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a college research paper. Walsh said in a statement Thursday he’ll leave the race but keep the seat he was appointed to until his term ends in January 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File\n

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana says the U.S. Army War College has revoked his master's degree after an investigation into plagiarism allegations.

The Carlisle, Pennsylvania, college launched the probe in August after The New York Times published a story showing Walsh borrowed heavily from other sources for a research paper he wrote in 2007.

FILE-In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., speaks on the National Mall in Washington. Walsh says he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a college research paper. Walsh said in a statement Thursday he’ll leave the race but keep the seat he was appointed to until his term ends in January 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File FILE-In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., speaks on the National Mall in Washington.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File)

Walsh's office released a statement Friday saying the Army War College has revoked his status as a graduate. The statement says the senator disagrees with the findings but accepts the decision.

Walsh was appointed to his Senate seat in February and was the Democratic nominee for the seat. He dropped out of the race after the plagiarism allegations surfaced.

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