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Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5.

The youngest tots already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original vaccine as their primary series.

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said Monday that if the Food and Drug Administration agrees, the updated vaccine would be used for the third shot.

The FDA already has cleared COVID-19 vaccines tweaked to better target omicron as boosters for everyone 5 and older.

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A state judge has ordered five men to stand trial on charges involving a foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Michael Null, William Null, Eric Molitor and Shawn Fix, all of Michigan, are accused of providing material support for terrorist acts as well as a gun crime. Brian Higgins of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is charged with providing material support for terrorist acts. Judge Michael Stepka ruled Wednesday that evidence presented in a preliminary hearing justified a trial. The trial will take place in Antrim County, where Whitmer’s Elk Rapids vacation home is located and prosecutors say the abduction was to happen.