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Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list

The list of most popular baby names for 2016 is in.

Each year, the Social Security Administration breaks down the findings by top overall,  for the decade, by state and U.S. territories, and change in popularity.

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For the past three years, the two names atop the lists for girls and boys has been the same: Emma followed by Olivia for girls, with Noah followed by Liam for boys, according to the Social Security Administration.

William at No. 3, Mason at No. 4, and James at No. 5, rounded out the top five names for the boys, and Ava at No. 3, Sophia at No. 4, and Isabella at No. 5. 

Also, the most drastic climb in name ranking for male births was Kylo, which started at 3,269th and now is 901st, according to the SSA

The name Kylo could be inspired by Kylo Ren, a character from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Kehlani holds the highest popularity increase for female births from 2015 to 2016, up 2,487 spots to 872. 

Kehlani is the name of  singer-songwriter Kehlani Parrish, who is increasing in mainstream popularity since releasing her debut album in January and having notable singles earlier.

The top 10 baby names can be seen in the video below:

The top 10 in list form can be found below:

Male names:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. William
  4. Masin
  5. James
  6. Benjamin
  7. Jacob
  8. Michael
  9. Elijah
  10. Ethan

Female names:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Charlotte
  8. Abigail
  9. Emily
  10. Harper

Russell Wilson faces backlash after posting Mother's Day message to wife Ciara

Russell Wilson got some heat from fans of rapper Future for a post on social media in honor of Mother’s Day.

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The pro football quarterback took to Instagram on Sunday to wish his wife, singer Ciara, a happy Mother’s Day.

“Nothing better than spending time with you. You are an amazing mom & I’m so grateful I get to spend the rest of my life with you & raising our kids. I love you! #HappyMothersDay Weekend my love. @Ciara,” he wrote. 

Wilson and Ciara just welcomed their first child together, daughter Sienna Princess. Ciara also has a 3-year-old son from a previous relationship with rapper Future. 

Future’s fans were quick to point out the use of the word “our” in Wilson’s tribute, because he is not the biological father of her son.

>> Related: Melania Trump's 2006 interview highlights her first months of motherhood

“Russ, go worry about your done career. The man’s child can never be yours,” one follower wrote.

“You can call him your son, but you did no work to make that child, so try again,” another Instagram user said.

Several of Wilson’s fans were quick to jump to his defense and applauded him for referring to his stepson as his own.

“He’s doing a great job,” one commenter wrote. “When you marry, you take on that role as a father to her child! What’s the fuss about anyway?”

“Being a stepfather, I’ll never get in the way of the relationship of my son and his dad,” one man wrote. “But if he is with me, I feed, clothe and help raise him. Then he's my son. If (a child’s biological father) didn't want that, (he) should’ve married (his child’s mother). Or try to get full custody. That probably won't happen. So (in) other words, it’s our son.”

Mom dies saving daughter from out-of-control car on Mother's Day

Tragedy struck a family on Mother’s Day in Lindenhurst, New York, when an 80-year-old woman, who reportedly had backed up her car and thought she put the car in drive, jumped a curb and pinned 55-year-old Diane Aluska against a wall, killing her.

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According to the New York Daily News, the mother was walking to her car with her 16-year-old daughter, Jenna, after Sunday Mass. Aluska sacrificed her life for her daughter, pushing her out of harm’s way, according to police and witnesses.

“(The elderly woman) thought that she had put it in drive. She left it in reverse, hit the gas, started speeding backwards, lost control, and jumped the sidewalk,” Suffolk County Detective Sgt. James Murphy told reporters. “Her mom sees the car jump the curb, she actually grabs her by her shoulder and pushes her. She saved her life, without a doubt.”

>> Mother shot in head in front of infant child on Mother’s Day

Witness Joe Biggs described what he saw to WCBS.

“At the last second, you could see the mother kind of throw the daughter out of the way and sacrifice herself to try and save her own daughter, so that was pretty heartfelt,” Biggs said.

The teen reportedly sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being clipped by the vehicle rather than being pinned against a wall like her mother. Both she and her mother were rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, police said.

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Before that, bystanders lifted the car off Aluska and performed CPR, police said. Aluska was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the 2005 Toyota Corolla reportedly has been identified as Ann Riolo, who also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the incident “appears to be non-criminal” and “just a terrible accident.”

Charges are not expected.

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Melania Trump's 2006 interview highlights her first months of motherhood

Editor’s note: Melania Trump celebrated her first Mother’s Day as a new mother on May 14, 2006, after the birth of her son, Barron, on March 20 of that year. In an interview at the time with the Palm Beach Daily News, Donald and Melania Trump talked about being new parents.

As the first family celebrates its first Mother’s Day in the White House, take a look back with this story from our archives.

» Complete coverage: President Donald Trump in Palm Beach

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All is “rite” with the world today, as Melania Trump marks her first Mother’s Day as a mom.

» PHOTOS: First lady Melania Trump, Akie Abe tour Morikami gardens

She walked down the aisle last year in Palm Beach, taking the hand of Donald John Trump in marriage before a full house of friends, family and international celebrities at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea.

Melania gave birth to her first child on March 20 in New York and turned 36 about five weeks later.

» Melania Trump visits girls at HomeSafe in Lake Worth

In a recent interview, Melania shared some thoughts on being a new mother and her childhood memories of the holiday in Slovenia.

Melania and their otrok, the Slovenian word for “baby,” will spend today with her mother and father, Amalia and Viktor Knavs. They will go out for lunch or dine at home, a luxurious residence in Trump Tower, also home of the “Apprentice” boardroom. As one might expect with a new-baby household, the plans are loose.

» Photos: Melania Trump through the years

What is the best part of motherhood?

“The love. It’s unconditional love. (Being a new mother is) wonderful. Every mother knows this. It’s a miracle almost, I could say, that two people can create. It’s very, very special.

“You can watch the baby, every move he makes. It’s just amazing. A great, great experience. I was very lucky. I had a beautiful pregnancy. Everyone is healthy and happy.”

Does Barron remind you of any relatives?

“He reminds me of Donald. And a little bit of my dad. The baby looks like Donald. He has my eyes, and beautiful brown hair. He has long fingers and long legs.”

What is he like so far?

“A very happy baby. He’s a very, very calm baby; he doesn’t cry a lot. He’s up throughout the day and has a good appetite. He’s very curious. He wants to see (what’s going on), and he loves company.

“I can see he could be very tough, also. He lets you know what he wants with communication, when they see the bottle and when you’re putting him in the position to feed him.”

What kind of advice did your mother give you, and did you follow it?

“She was a great mother. She is. She had two babies, me and my sister. She knows what is good for a baby’s stomach and for his skin.”

Even if you were not a supermodel, many people would think that regaining your head-turning figure would be a high priority. Is that the case, or were you comfortable with letting your body adjust naturally? Any advice for other new mothers?

“Every woman should wait before exercising. The body needs to heal. Start slowly with exercise after six or seven weeks. I didn’t have any problems. It’s genes, also, that’s how my body is. But I’m not nervous about that. I won’t get crazy about it. I feel very well and very healthy, and (weight) will go off by itself.”

“(Women who push it too hard or too soon will be) tired and get headaches (and have) no energy. That’s not very healthy.”

Slovenians pay tribute to mothers on March 8. How do the two holidays compare?

“For me, it’s my first time here for Mother’s Day. In Slovenia, as a child in school, we always made a present in class to give to our mother. One year, I drew a picture of my mother. She saved it. When I look back, it’s really funny. A beautiful picture. Very strong colors. I saw it the last time I was at home.”

What are some of your favorite childhood memories of Mother’s Day?

“The family gets together. My sister, my dad and my mom. We would plan it so my mom didn’t know. We went together to buy flowers and presents for her. We made lunch and spent time together.”

How is your husband adapting?

“Donald has a special relationship (with Barron). He spends time with him every morning and every evening. Sometimes we visit him in the office. Donald wakes up early and gets him out of the crib. They talk for an hour. It’s very special.”

Your nanny, Clare Hollywood, helps with Barron. How has being a mother changed your lifestyle?

“We’re spending more time together. If (an event) is not important, I prefer to give the baby a bath and put him in bed. I prefer that to some outing that is not my interest. The baby is more fun. The baby knows who the mother is. They can feel it. It’s important to spend as much time with the baby as possible. In one way, we still need to have a life.”

» Photos: Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan at Bak Middle School of the Arts

Tony Senecal, Trump’s butler at Mar-a-Lago — who has watched the couple throughout their courtship, marriage and triumphant introduction of Barron to his Palm Beach crib — shared his perspective: “Both of them are so great with that baby. I really think this child is going to be special for both of them. Mr. Trump loves him, you can see it. And what a great baby! He’s the sweetest child. He has his mother’s disposition, his dad’s mouth and his grandfather’s hairline.”

Part of adapting to Barron’s arrival involves occasionally spending time apart, as Trump, 59, was in California last week on business. Barron is Donald’s fifth child. Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric are in their 20s. Tiffany is 12.

In a separate interview, Donald Trump shared his thoughts:

How will you spend the holiday in Palm Beach?

“We’re having a big Mother’s Day luncheon at Mar-a-Lago, and I’ll go home early to see Melania and the baby.”

Is it an occasion for gifts?

“I gave her the ultimate gift.”

What has changed since Donnie was a baby?

“The difference primarily is, I’m a little older. But it’s amazing how similar it is. It’s been 27 years since the first time I lifted a baby out of the crib. It never changes. I take great care of the baby.

“He looks more like Melania. And he’s like her in temperament. Very calm. Which is not easy when you’re around me.”

Has parenting altered your hectic schedule?

“No, it hasn’t changed. It’s just great to have him with us. I love being with Barron and Melania. It’s really great. Having that beautiful baby at home.”

Is there a tiny tycoon in the making?

“When I read the paper, if Barron is awake, I bring him downstairs. I read aloud a little bit. You never know what sinks in.”

» What you don’t know about first lady Melania Trump

13 lb, toddler-sized baby surprises doctors

A big baby boy is home after spending more than a week in the hospital.

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Jenna Reyes gave birth to her son, Raymond Reyes, at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California, on April 30.

Reyes told KFSN she opted to have a C-section, since she was expecting a 10-11 pound baby. But when Raymond arrived, he was bigger than anyone expected. He weighed in at 13.5 pounds.

“I’ve worked in labor deliver for about seven years, and the largest baby I’ve ever seen was a little bit over 10 pounds, so 13 pounds is a big baby. I’ve never seen one that big,” nurse Jessica Newton said.

Reyes said clothes and diapers for newborns are too small for her new son.

“Nothing fits him,” she told KFSN. “(He) uses size two Pampers, three to six months clothes.”

Reyes told KFSN Raymond was taken by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be treated for jaundice and low calcium and sodium levels.

After spending a week in the NICU, Raymond was taken home and is thriving.

His big sister has promised to help take care of her new brother but insists, “I’m still the baby girl of the house.”

>>Related: Boston marathon bombing survivor told she’d never get pregnant welcomes miracle 

Australian senator makes history breastfeeding her daughter

An Australian senator made history on Tuesday when she brought her daughter to work

Sen. Larissa Waters breastfed her 2-month-old daughter, Alia Joy, during a vote on the Parliament floor in Australia.

Alia became the “first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament” in the country, the senator tweeted

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“Women are going to continue to have babies, and if they want to do their job and be at work and look after their baby ... the reality is we are going to have to accommodate that,” Katy Gallagher, an Australian politician, told the Telegraph

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According to the Telegraph, Australian Senate guidelines were changed in 2016 to allow parents to “briefly care for their infants on the floor of parliament.” The previous policy allowed breastfeeding, but only in the chamber, The Telegraph reported. 

Icelandic politician Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir made headlines last year after she breastfed her daughter while speaking to Parliament in October. 

“She was hungry, and I had not expected to go to the pulpit,” Konráðsdóttir, who is chair of the parliamentary Judicial Affairs and Education Committee said at the time, according to The Independent. “Then another MP (member of Parliament) was giving statements on a bill that I put forward on the behalf of the Judicial Affairs Committee, to which I had to respond. So I either had to tear the baby girl off me and leave her crying with the MP sitting next to me or just take her with me, and I thought it would cause less disturbance to take her with me.”

Read more at the Telegraph

Dog saves family with 9 children from house fire

A dog in Des Moines, Iowa, is being called a hero after alerting a mother and her nine sleeping children to a fire in the middle of the night.

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On March 15, mom Angela Fullmer woke up to the sound of the family’s dog, Capone, barking loudly in the kitchen, the Des Moines Register reported.

At first, she called the dog’s name while still lying in bed, but Capone refused to budge.

She finally got out of bed to find a fire burning in the electrical outlet of the microwave.

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She quickly grabbed her infant and toddler and called on her 12-year-old son to get the other children out of bed and out of the house.

Within minutes, everyone was outside, including Capone, and soon the house was engulfed in flames.

“We always do a roll call every time we get in the van,” Fullmer told the Des Moines Register. “They’re used to it.”

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The family lost everything in the fire, but escaped unscathed thanks to Capone.

Fullmer’s husband is a truck driver and rescued Capone about 18 months ago from the side of a highway.

“He’s pretty special,” said Fullmer.

The family entered Capone into the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. If you would like to vote, click here.

List ranks best, worst states for working mothers

If you’re a working mom in the Midwest, you may be in one of the best states to balance work and family life.

Credit score website Wallet Hub has released its list of the best and worst states for working mothers, according to a report from USA Today.

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According to the site, Wallet Hub determined the ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three areas: child care in terms of day care quality, costs, pediatricians and school system quality; professional opportunities in terms of female unemployment rates, gender pay gap, median women’s salary and ratio of male to female execs; and work-life balance in terms of work week hours, parental leave policy, and commute time.

Vermont ranked No. 1 on Wallet Hub’s list, with Minnesota, New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut rounding out the top five.

At the bottom of the list is Alabama, followed by Louisiana, Nevada, Arizona and Alaska.

Massachusetts came in at No. 6. New York is No. 9. In the middle of the list are California at No. 22, Florida at No. 24, North Carolina at No. 26, Washington state at No. 29, Tennessee at No. 31, Ohio at No. 32 and Texas at No. 33. Closer to the lower ranking are Oklahoma at No. 35, Georgia at No. 36, Pennsylvania at No. 40 and South Carolina at No. 41.

A map of the ranking, from Wallet Hub, can be seen below:

Photo captures heartbreaking moment police officer says goodbye to daughter

A photograph shared by a Georgia police officer will break your heart.

The photograph shows Officer Rob Fleming with the Clayton County Police Department saying goodbye to his little “princess” as he leaves for work.

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His daughter is in tears as Fleming buckles her into the car seat.

The Clayton County Police Department shared the sweet exchange on its Facebook page to humanize the people who wear the badge. 

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9-year-old bites, escapes from attempted kidnapper at Florida park

A girl told WFTV’s Angela Jacobs that she bit the hand of a man who tried to kidnap her at a Titusville, Florida, park.

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The attempted abduction happened at W.W. James Park.

The 9-year-old girl told WFTV that she went to put a blanket back in her parents car when a man in a car pulled up next to her. He got out and asked her if she wanted a ride. The girl said he told her would buy her treats and candy from a store if she went with him and then he grabbed her wrist. She said she replied no and instinctively bit him.

"When I was little, my dad told me if anyone tried to hurt me or kidnap me, just try to hurt them back or really bite them because your teeth are one of the most powerful muscles," the girl said.

>> On WFTV.com: PHOTOS: Alleged attempted kidnapping at Titusville park

The girl said she was able to break free and ran to her mother to report what happened.

“Be safe around strangers, because you never know if they can hurt you or not,” the girl told WFTV.

The mother of the little girl told WFTV that she was thankful her daughter was able to defend herself.

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"She was able to stop this from being the worst day of my life as a parent," the mother told WFTV.

The girl said the man was in a smaller convertible with a white stripe along its side. She described as the attempted kidnapper as a white man in his 50s or 60s with hazel eyes, a shaved spot on his head with gray hair on the sides and a crooked finger.

Police told Jacobs that they're working on a composite sketch to release to the public. Visit WFTV.com for updates.

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