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18-karat gold toilet swiped from Winston Churchill’s childhood home

They made off with a potty of gold. Thieves pinched an 18-karat commode from Winston Churchill’s boyhood home Saturday — and immediately became public enemies number 1 and 2. The shiny throne — dubbed “America” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in 2016 — was taken from baroque Blenheim Palace, Churchill’s birthplace, in Oxfordshire, England. It was installed at the massive mansion for an art exhibit that opened Thursday. The break-in caused major damage and flooding as the luxe loo had been hooked up to plumbing, and visitors were invited to use it. A 66-year-old man was arrested in connection with the heist, but the pricey privy wasn’t recovered, police told Bloomberg News. Th ...