It's day two of the government shutdown. But like any battle, we should still honor warriors such as Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren who made her views clear earlier this week. As President Obama meets with lawmakers Oct. 2, let's hope this debacle gets resolved very soon.

Americans know all too well how expensive health care is. What they don't is how enormous the disparity is within the health care market. Jeanne Pinder of Clear Health Costs talks about transparency and helps consumers make more informed decisions. And even under Obamacare, many still won't be uninsured, she warns.

The Florida mother sentenced to 20 years for firing what she says was a "warning shot" after a physical altercation with her abusive husband, will get a new trial. But judge says she can't use "Stand Your Ground" defense.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton closed the Clinton Global Initiative panel pledging to lead an effort to evaluate the progress of women and girls worldwide. Despite progress, women are a “long way from the goal of full and equal participation.”

The woman involved in the mall rampage is believed to be "White Widow" Samantha Lewthwaite, already wanted by Kenyan police over links to a terrorist cell suspected of plotting to bomb the country's coast.

Some see 2nd-year anniversary as another opportunity for people to hit the streets because inequality persists. Women feel the brunt of all the issues whether it be at home or abroad and at war, says CODEPINK and Women Occupy organizers.

Census survey reveals the gap between men's and women's wages has remained stagnant since 2002. The latest data underscores the relevance of new initiatives such as "Fair Shot: A Plan for Women and Families to Get Ahead,” which launches Sept. 18.
Fifty years ago the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley were cut short in the infamous Birmingham church bombing. Congress finally awards the girls the highest civilian honor.

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's second term ends next year. As insiders await Obama's nomination this month on who will replace him, economists are calling for vice chair, Janet Yellen. She'd be the first woman to be the Fed's chief economist in charge.