On March 8, it was mostly business as usual in United States. As the Lakers faced the Clippers in a much-anticipated Los Angeles basketball matchup, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rallied before a packed crowd in Michigan. In Miami, thousands squeezed onto the beach for a massive dance party. W…

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday defended the Trump administration’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, facing pointed questions from one Democratic senator who said workers’ lives are being put at risk.