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Phot: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Krispy Kreme on Monday announced that it's launching a year-long promotion to give a free donut to anyone who's received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Why it matters: Although most people won't change their mind on the vaccine solely because of a donut, promotions like this could help build enthusiasm around the vaccines overall.

  • Krispy Kreme isn't the only company trying to get customers pumped up about immunity.

The big picture: In Michigan, Greenhouse of Walled Lake is offering a free marijuana joint to anyone who's received a COVID-19 vaccine, CNN reports.

  • Detroit restaurant Oak & Reel will offer 50% off to dine-in customers who've been vaccinated.
  • Rumbleseat Bar & Grille in Massachusetts has offered 20% off Monday food orders for vaccinated patrons, Mass Live notes.
  • The Village Tap bar in Chicago will give $10 gift cards to the first 1,000 people who show them proof of receiving a coronavirus vaccine, ABC 7 reports.

Other companies are offering freebies to get you to your vaccination appointment.

  • Lyft and Uber will provide free transportation to vaccination centers, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • StarMetro buses in Tallahassee, Fla., are offering seniors free transportation to vaccination sites, WTXL-ABC News notes.
  • And rural counties throughout America are working to provide free transport to residents who may lack access to communal vaccine sites, the National Association of Counties writes.

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Updated 1 min ago - Energy & Environment

Bomb cyclone prompts blizzard warnings from Virginia to Maine

Computer model projection showing the intense storm off of Cape Cod on Jan 29, 2022, with heavy snow and strong winds lashing the coastline. (Weatherbell.com)

Blizzard warnings are in effect for 11 million people from coastal Virginia to eastern Maine as a potentially historic winter storm is set to slam the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Friday.

Why it matters: The storm will bring hazards ranging from zero visibility amid hurricane force wind gusts and heavy snow, to coastal flooding that will erode vulnerable beaches and threaten property from the Jersey shore to coastal Massachusetts.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Swastikas found outside Union Station in D.C.

People walk through Union Station on Jan. 16 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Drawings of swastikas appeared etched around the entrance to Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning.

Driving the news: "An investigation is underway with Amtrak Police and the Metropolitan Police Department after swastikas were reported on the exterior of Washington Union Station on Friday," Amtrak spokesperson Kimberly Woods said in a statement to Axios.

In photos: Biden visits collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh

President Biden and the Mayor of Pittsburgh Ed Gainey visit the scene of the Forbes Avenue Bridge collapse over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 28, 2022. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden on Friday visited the site of the collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh.

Driving the news: "I’ve been coming to Pittsburgh a long time,” Biden said, adding that there are more bridges than any other city in the world. "And we’re going to fix them all," he said, per a White House pool reporter.