Wednesday June 12, 2013 Happening Now - Private Eyes They're Watchin' You

The young man who leaked super secret data about the NSA spying programs has disappeared from public view. Edward Snowden revealed the existence of spying by the U.S. government on emails and phone records of many Americans. Snowden had been holed up in Hong Kong, but has since gone underground. It comes as the spying program gets new scrutiny from members of Congress.

The Senate Appropriations Committee will examine cyber-security later today. You can expect some pointed questions to the NSA's Cyber Command Director General Keith Alexander. Catherine Herridge reporting. Mike Emanuel takes a look at the growing questioning of how dependent the government has become on private contractors for all aspects of government business.

Jennifer Griffin reporting on the disruption of an online Al Qaeda magazine, and the growing power of U.S. hackers.

President Obama campaigning today at an event for Ed Markey who's leading polls in the Massachusetts Senate race to be held on the 25th.

A huge line of severe weather threatening a huge swath of the nation from Iowa to Maryland. Forecasters say a big line of thunderstorms is on the way.

Several big wildfires are burning. In Colorado. Dozens of structures have been destroyed and thousands evacuated. Alicia Acuna reporting.

The long-awaited trial of alleged gangster Whitey Bulger gets under way today in Boston. He's accused of leading a gang responsible for at least 19 murders in the 70's and 80's. Molly Line reporting.

Ariel Castro due to be charged today in Cleveland courtroom with more than 300 counts including murder, kidnapping and rape. He's accused of kidnapping and holding captive three women for years raping and abusing them. Garrett Tenney reporting.

Jury selection enters day 3 today in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Phil Keating reports.

After violent protests lasted through most of the night in Turkey, the Prime Minister has agreed to meet with some leaders of the protest movement later today. There's been violent protests for days over some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies. Protesters have been met with tear gas and beatings. Last night riot police cracked down on non-violent protests in Ankara and Istanbul. Leland Vittert is reporting live from Istanbul and Conor Powell covering from Jerusalem.

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Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.