Up First briefing: Gaza-Egypt Rafah crossing partially opens; Trump family testifies

The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt opens for limited evacuations, members of the Trump family are to testify in a New York civil fraud case, and President Biden prepares to visit Minnesota to showcase his rural investment initiatives.

Border crisis: The Rafah, Gaza-Egypt border crossing permits limited evacuations for the first time since the Hamas-led attacks against Israel.
* Foreign passport holders and seriously injured individuals will be permitted to leave Gaza.
* These steps follow Israeli airstrikes on the Jabalia refugee camp near Gaza City, targeting a top Hamas commander, Ibrahim Biari.
* Thousands of Palestinian workers from Gaza, employed in Israel, are trapped in the West Bank.

Courtroom showdown: Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to testify today in the Trump family’s ongoing New York civil fraud case.
* Eric and Ivanka Trump as well as the former President are expected to testify in the coming week.
* The case centers around whether the Trump Organization purposefully committed fraud by falsifying the value of their assets.
* New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, is aiming to bar the former president and his two sons from running businesses in New York.

Presidential tour: President Biden is set to visit Minnesota to highlight his administration’s investment in rural America.
* President Biden’s visit coincides with the start of Rep. Dean Phillips’s campaign town hall in New Hampshire.
* Phillips is the latest contender challenging Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination.
* Despite this, Biden’s campaign remains largely unphased by Phillip’s challenge, according to NPR’s Tamara Keith.
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