U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

President Trump announced Saturday that all agencies in the federal government will close on December 5 for former President George H.W. Bush's funeral.

Details: Trump declared the day a national day of mourning and will be attending the funeral on Wednesday. The president told reporters he will be sending Air Force One to Texas to bring Bush's casket to Washington for his service at the National Cathedral.

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Twitter hack commandeers accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and others

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A number of prominent Twitter accounts, including those of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg, appear to have been compromised Wednesday, posting messages tied to a cryptocurrency scam.

Why it matters: Twitter has become a key source of communication and people generally assume the content posted by an account is from the person who owns the account, increasing the likelihood of a scam being successful.

Poll: 62% say Trump is hurting efforts to slow spread of coronavirus

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62% of registered voters say President Trump is hurting efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, compared to 31% who say he's helping, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday.

The big picture: 36% of Americans approve of Trump's overall job performance and 60% disapprove — his worst net approval rating since August 2017 and a six-point drop from June. The poll has Joe Biden with a 15% advantage nationally over Trump, widening his lead from last month by seven points.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg discharged from hospital

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Wednesday after being hospitalized Tuesday morning for a possible infection, according to the Supreme Court. "She is at home and doing well," a spokesperson said.

Why it matters: The 87-year-old liberal justice has battled health complications for years, including a cancer diagnosis that she beat in January of this year. In May, Ginsburg was hospitalized and received nonsurgical treatment for a gallbladder condition.