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Emma leads the girls' list of top baby names for the fourth year in a row, while Liam overtook Noah for first place in boys names.

Trending: Pamela Redmond Satran, co-founder of the baby name site Nameberry.com, told the AP that this year's list shows growing ethnic influence, noting that the rise of Liam "reflects the large population of Irish people in the U.S. who may not speak Irish, but have ethnic pride." Satran added that there has also been an uptick in Hispanic names.

Top 10 girls names: Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Mia, Charlotte, Amelia, Evelyn, Abigail.

  • Melania was also a more popular name in 2017, likely influenced by first lady Melania Trump.

Top 10 boys names: Liam, Noah, William, James, Logan, Benjamin, Mason, Elijah, Oliver, Jacob.

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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Amy Coney Barrett took the constitutional oath to serve as a Supreme Court justice at a White House ceremony Monday night, not long after the Senate voted to confirm her nomination to the high court in a 52-48 vote.

The state of play: Justice Clarence Thomas administered the oath. The Supreme Court wrote in a statement that Barrett will take the judicial oath on Tuesday, at which point she will be able to begin her work on the court.

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Hurricane Zeta's forecast path. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency Monday as Zeta strengthened into a hurricane and threatened Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as it moved towards the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The state of play: Zeta was expected to make landfall on the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula Monday night, bringing with it a "dangerous storm surge" and "heavy rainfall" as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Service said.

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