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Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He ......

A. Alfred Taubman smiles as he speaks during a ceremonial ground breaking in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The ceremony was held to celebrate a $12.5 million donation by Taubman to fund a major renovation project that will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Melanie Maxwell) Show/Hide caption

A. Alfred Taubman smiles as he speaks during a ceremonial ground breaking in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The ceremony was held to celebrate a $12.5 million donation by Taubman to fund a major renovation project that will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Melanie Maxwell)

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